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SMPTE Announces 2016 Directors and Appointment of New Governors-at-Large
In Society's Centennial Year, Experienced Group of SMPTE Directors and Governors Guides Society's Ongoing Growth and Industry Leadership
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the SMPTE Board of Governors has named the Society's 2016 directors and has appointed two new governors-at-large.
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Nevion Solution Boosts ESPN’s Sports Coverage
Coastal Media Group delivers turnkey solution based on Nevion’s NX4600 media gateways
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtual media production infrastructure, has supplied its NX4600 H.264/AVC Media Gateway products to Coastal Media Group, for use in conjunction with ESPN’s REMI (Remote Integration) workflow. Using REMI, ESPN projects to dramatically increase its remote sports production in the near future.
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Trilogy Supports All-IP Live Broadcast Production
Trilogy, a leading supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators for the broadcast industry, has announced its role as one of a group of industry partners who supported the European Broadcast Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcaster VRT’s successful remote production of a live music concert on 15 January using IP across the entire production chain, thereby demonstrating the capabilities and the benefits of IP in live broadcast production.
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ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointment
News: ZOO Digital extends its international reach with new appointmentZOO Digital, a leading provider of localization and digital distribution services is delighted to announce that Syed Ahmed has joined the team to focus on international business development. This opens up exciting new opportunities for customers in the Middle East, South Asia and Asia Pacific, as ZOO Digital becomes one of the few international providers to offer the full range of global media production and management services for the entertainment industry across those regions.
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Pixel Power builds on heritage for new productivity solutions at BVE2016
Unrivalled graphics now allied to innovative automated content production and playout
Pixel Power, the automation, branding and graphics innovator, is building on its pedigree of nearly 30 years of uncompromised excellence for a new generation of products. At BVE2016 it is showcasing two products built on its graphics core, aimed at automated content production and high-performance channel playout.
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Nevion lends further technology and expertise to the LiveIP Project
News: Nevion lends further technology and expertise to the LiveIP ProjectVRT completes world’s first full IP remote broadcast production using open standards Nevion lends further technology and expertise to the LiveIP Project
Nevion, a leader in transporting media from the camera to the home, has assisted the LiveIP Project in broadcasting the first remote production of a live musical concert using IP and open standards throughout the production chain.
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KFX Technology debuts high end motorised slider with Ronford Baker at BSC Expo 2016
News: KFX Technology debuts high end motorised slider with Ronford Baker at BSC Expo 2016See the new KFX Technology motorised Slider on Ronford Baker stand 209 at BSC Expo, 29-30 January 2016, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
KFX Technology will launch their new high end motorised slider at the BSC Expo 2016 on the Ronford Baker stand, #209. KFX Technology was chosen by Ronford Baker to collaborate on motorising their well known sliders after impressing them with the high quality engineering of the KFX Aurora Remote Head. The Aurora head is precision engineered, easy and intuitive to use, with more than enough power for the most demanding applications, and already has an established success and reputation in the movie industry worldwide.
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Dancing to the same tune: Matrixstore at BBC S&PP
News: Dancing to the same tune: Matrixstore at BBC S&PPThe inside track on how BBC Studios and Post Production uses Matrixstore within the post workflow for flagship BBC One entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing
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Nevion solution helps AMV stream Pope’s historic visit to US
Nevion, a leader in transporting media from the camera to the home, assisted All Mobile Video (AMV) in ensuring the live streaming of the Pope’s historic visit to the US in September went off smoothly.
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Cutting Edge Turns Out “Powers” VFX with Two Synched Render Farms and Qube!
Australian Sites Chop Render Hours on Marvel Project with Single Submission Tools and Detailed Log Tracking
When many studios are limited to one facility and a small bank of computers, Australia’s Cutting Edge was sitting on a gold mine – two big VFX studios and all the hardware that came with them. Two times the resources doesn’t mean two times the efficiency, though, especially when your farms don’t talk to each other. To create that bridge, the team invested in PipelineFX’s Qube!, a render farm management tool tailored to the needs of big VFX projects.
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European Swimming Championship Deploys Micro Studio Camera 4K for Live Broadcast
News: European Swimming Championship Deploys Micro Studio Camera 4K for Live BroadcastBlackmagic Design has today announced that its Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K was deployed at the 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championship, held in Netanya, Israel, as part of a specialist 3D motion robotic cable system developed by DynamiCam.
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Broadcasters set to complete move to IP by 2025
Broadcasters set to complete move to IP by 2025 More than one-third of broadcasters already using IP in live production
Research conducted by Futuresource Consulting, on behalf of Nevion has found that the use of IP within the broadcast environment is gaining momentum and predicts that broadcasters will be using IP for live production in the next 10 years.
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Cinegy announces new partnership with Gencom Technology
News: Cinegy announces new partnership with Gencom TechnologyCinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression, animation and effects, today announced a new partnership with Auckland, New Zealand-based Gencom Technology, a leading provider of integrated media technology solutions.
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Nevion joins Alliance for IP Media Solutions
News: Nevion joins Alliance for IP Media SolutionsAIMS launched to promote open standards and interoperability in IP
Nevion, a leader in transporting media from the camera to the home, has joined several other broadcast and media industry organizations to form the Alliance for IP Media Solutions . AIMS, an independent trade association, has been established to further the use of open standard and interoperability in IP for broadcasters.
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Customer Win for Object Matrix.
News: Customer Win for Object Matrix.ELIOTE to offer managed EVS services with MatrixStore nearline storage
Object Matrix, the leading provider of object based nearline storage to the media and entertainment industries today announces that Eliote, the Paris based provider of studio and post production services to the French broadcast market, has selected MatrixStore object storage to protect content in multi-site EVS live and fast-turnaround production driven workflows.
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Junger Audio Supplies D*AP4 VAP Edition Voice Processors To Input Media
News: Junger Audio Supplies D*AP4 VAP Edition Voice Processors To Input MediaJünger Audio voice processing and Axon Digital Design monitoring and control have brought the company's voiceover suites firmly into the 21st century.
Input Media, one of Europe’s leading sports television production companies, has made Jünger Audio's D*AP4 VAP Edition voice processors a central feature of its voiceover studios in West London.
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Comprimato adds JPEG2000 to Vizrt’s Viz Engine arsenal
Simple software upgrade adds Ultra HD-ready streaming format to leading realtime compositor and renderer
Comprimato, a JPEG2000 software codec toolkit provider today announced it has signed an agreement with leading media production tools provider, Vizrt. Comprimato’s JPEG2000 software encoder will be made available to thousands of installed Viz Engines. The combined solution will provide the capability to create JPEG2000 streams, including in Ultra HD, without additional hardware or external devices.
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Broadcast and Video Industry Veteran Jeff Cohen Joins TVU Networks
News: Broadcast and Video Industry Veteran Jeff Cohen Joins TVU NetworksTVU Networks®, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, announces that Jeff Cohen has joined the company as a Senior Sales Executive, based in New York. Jeff will serve TVU’s existing clientele in the Northeastern U.S. and pursue new customer opportunities. Prior to joining TVU, Jeff was the Vice President of East Coast Sales for Archimedia Technology, Inc. He has an extensive background in all facets of broadcast technology from acquisition, media asset management, networking, and file-based workflows to post production and systems integration.
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SIXTY Ease Live Integrates with Vizrt's Viz Artist and Viz Trio for Interactive Graphics
News: SIXTY Ease Live Integrates with Vizrt's Viz Artist and Viz Trio for Interactive GraphicsTV Experience Company SIXTY announced that its Ease Live interactive graphics solution fully integrates with Vizrt’s Viz Artist and Viz Trio  for online and broadcast graphics applications.
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AERIGON UAV Flies Over London in Pursuit of James Bond in Spectre
News: AERIGON UAV Flies Over London in Pursuit of James Bond in SpectreCapturing Aerial Footage at Night in a City Center
Intuitive Aerial’s AERIGON UAV was used on a key action scene in Spectre, the latest addition to the James Bond movie franchise. Helicopter Film Services flew its AERIGON just above the rooftops near Trafalgar Square in London as Bond, played by Daniel Craig, races up a fire escape. Easily lifting a 6K RED Dragon and Zeiss Master Prime lens, AERIGON provided the power and precision for ultra high resolution capture of the dramatic sequence. Together with the best production cameras and lenses, AERIGON allows today’s filmmakers to capture creative shots that often couldn’t have been achieved any other way.
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Former Shine CEO joins leading design and visual effects software business, The Foundry
Alex Mahon, the former CEO of Shine Group, has joined the leading design and visual effects software firm, The Foundry, as Chief Executive.
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AERIGON UAV Used for Innovative Aerial Footage in We Are Blood
News: AERIGON UAV Used for Innovative Aerial Footage in We Are BloodCapturing Close Skateboarding Action Shots in Feature Film
AERIGON, the aerial remote camera head manufactured by Intuitive Aerial, empowered filmmaker Ty Evans to capture spectacular shots for the skateboarding feature film We Are Blood. With the precision and maneuverability of AERIGON, the camera was able to follow the skateboarding action and capture shots that would never have been possible before. By providing a versatile yet stable aerial platform for 5K and 6K digital cameras with pro cinema lenses, the AERIGON UAV is expanding the modern cinematographer’s toolset and the possibilities for visual storytelling.
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Experienced Sports Media Executive Jim Irving to Join Forbidden Board of Directors
Forbidden, makers of the market-leading professional video editing software, Forscene, today announced the appointment of Jim Irving as non-executive director. Irving's immediate appointment to the board is a part of the company's overall leadership restructuring designed to strengthen the commercial capability of the team.
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Colorfront Spotlights Amazing UHD HDR Performance at SMPTE 2015
News: Colorfront Spotlights Amazing UHD HDR Performance at SMPTE 2015Ground-breaking Colorfront 2016 dailies and transcoding products releasing soon
Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, is showcasing the cutting-edge capabilities its forthcoming 2016 products supporting the wide variety of Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR) workflows during SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference – the world’s leading forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology – 27-29 Oct, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood. Colorfront booth #311.
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AERIGON Provides Aerial Cinematography for Natural History Film Unit on Return of the Giant Killers
News: AERIGON Provides Aerial Cinematography for Natural History Film Unit on Return of the Giant KillersIntuitive Aerial’s UAV Helps Capture the Wonders of African Animal Life for BBC Natural World
The Natural History Film Unit (NHFU), based in Botswana, relied on the AERIGON UAV to capture aerial images of predators and prey for BBC Natural World’s The Return of the Giant Killers – Africa’s Lion Kings. The result is ground-breaking 4K footage of lions as they track their buffalo prey in the wild and an incredible audience experience of nature. By providing the industry’s first professional airborne camera platform, AERIGON allows the filmmakers to capture overhead angles and perspectives with precision, efficiently and with minimal environmental impact.
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43 of the Fall Season¹s Biggest TV Shows Created Using Blackmagic Design Cameras and Software
Blackmagic Design today announced that numerous Blackmagic Design products, including digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects and motion graphics software, DaVinci Resolve Studio color corrector and online editor and more, are being used to complete brand new and returning hit fall television shows.
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iZotope Releases RX Post Production Suite and RX 5 Audio Editor
News: iZotope Releases RX Post Production Suite and RX 5 Audio EditorComprehensive Post Production Suite plus new audio processing and repair features in RX drive the next evolution in audio editing, mixing, and delivery for audio post production.
iZotope, Inc., a leading audio technology company, today released its RX Post Production Suite. This comprehensive suite of tools is designed specifically to enable post production professionals to better edit, mix, and deliver their audio for film, broadcast, video, and new media. The flagship product in the suite is RX 5 Audio Editor, a significant new update to iZotope’s award-winning RX audio repair platform.
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AERIGON UAV Delivers Stunning Aerial Footage for New Taylor Swift Video, “Wildest Dreams”
Natural History Film Unit Captures African Wildlife Shots with Industry’s First Professional Airborne Camera System by Intuitive Aerial
The AERIGON™ aerial remote camera platform, outfitted with a RED Dragon camera, was used by the Natural History Film Unit (NHFU) to capture some of the sweeping overhead images for the latest Taylor Swift video, “Wildest Dreams”. Staged as a period piece film shoot on the African Savannah, the richly produced music video incorporates stunning aerial scenes of wildlife, thanks in part to the stability and lift capacity of AERIGON, which allows filmmakers to use the cameras and lenses they need for their shots, including full in-flight camera controls.
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RT Software Standardizes on AJA Corvid 88 for 4K Real-time Broadcast Graphics Systems
News: RT Software Standardizes on AJA Corvid 88 for 4K Real-time Broadcast Graphics SystemsBroadcast graphics systems developer RT Software has standardized on using AJA Video Systems' Corvid 88 video card in its 4K real-time broadcast graphics systems. The company is also integrating AJA's Io 4K with Thunderbolt(TM) 2 and 4K support into its up-and-coming 4K camera stitching solution, tOG-Vista.
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Vitec Videocom, Vizrt and Ncam Agree To Partnership
News: Vitec Videocom, Vizrt and Ncam Agree To PartnershipWill bolster global reach of Ncam’s real-time virtual camera tracking technology
Vitec Videocom, the Broadcast Division of the Vitec Group plc, has partnered with Vizrt to bolster the global reach of Ncam’s real-time virtual camera tracking technology. The agreement is effective immediately.
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Trilogy Supports World First Live IP Studio Demo at IBC 2015
IBC 2015, Hall 10 Stand A29: Trilogy Communications, a global provider of high quality intercom systems for TV studios, mobile production, playout and post is supporting the European Broadcast Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT with Trilogy technology and software at IBC 2015.
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Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up Production
News: Deadline Helps Milk VFX Scale Up ProductionFor BAFTA Award-winning boutique studio Milk Visual Effects, a regular day at the office can entail anything from blowing up buildings to giving life to the supernatural. Founded in 2013, the innovative London-based visual effects company recently added a second studio in Cardiff, Wales. Known for its work across feature films and television, Milk credits include "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," "Doctor Who," "Thunderbirds Are Go," "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" and "Poltergeist" (2015). With a capacity of 120 artist seats and a nearly 200 node render farm between its two facilities, Milk relies on Thinkbox Software's Deadline for scalable high-volume compute management across projects and locations.
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Press Release: Lipsync Post Projects Featured At Toronto Film
LipSyncPost is delighted to see three of its post-production film projects featured at the 40thanniversary Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2015. LipSync provided post-production services as well as equity investment services for London Road, London Fields and Kajaki. The strong showing at TIFF follows the success of seeing nine LipSync film projects at the London Film Festival last year.
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Artbeats Launches Affordable Stock Media Subscription Model
The stock footage and media revolution is now live at ArtbeatsExpress.com.
Artbeats, a stock footage company founded in 1989 and known for pioneering the royalty free stock footage business, has today launched a new sales platform via a fresh and modern website: ArtbeatsExpress.com. The site offers individual downloads of 4K versions of Artbeatsą most popular categories of royalty free stock footage including establishments, aerials, nature, backgrounds and effects. ArtbeatsExpress.com will differ from Artbeats.com in that it will be subscription only with plans ranging from 5 downloads for $79/month up to 25 downloads for $249/month.
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Aframe Continues to Harness Cloud Adoption Trend With New Senior Appointments and New Market Growth Initiatives
News: Aframe Continues to Harness Cloud Adoption Trend With New Senior Appointments and New Market Growth Initiatives Aframe Continues to Harness Cloud Adoption Trend With New Senior
In a move validating continued growth and widespread adoption, Aframe, the cloud video platform provider, today announced that Lisa Hutt has joined as Chief Marketing Officer. In this newly created position, Lisa will be responsible for Aframe's global marketing strategy, thought leadership, brand awareness and new market growth initiatives.
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"VariCam back in fold at BBC Natural History"
News: "VariCam back in fold at BBC Natural History"The Panasonic VariCam is once again in use at the BBC Natural History Unit, which hasordered both the 4K and high speed versions of the camera.
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PipelineFX to Preview Qube! 6.8 at SIGGRAPH 2015
New UI Part of Demos in Booth #801; “Straight Talk on Cloud Rendering” Theme of Organized Birds of a Feather Event
At SIGGRAPH 2015, PipelineFX will give the world a sneak preview of Qube! 6.8 and its brand new UI. The Qube! UI includes two highly requested features: a new submission interface and a centralized preference management system, and can be seen in Booth #801.
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Poldark: Full CG Elements and Dramatic VFX
VFX is playing an increasingly important role in small screen period drama, and for the vendors has become a more demanding prospect than ever before. You just need to watch an episode of BBC's Poldark to see why.
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Trilogy Communications to Feature VoiceFlow at IBC 2015
News: Trilogy Communications to Feature VoiceFlow at IBC 2015IBC 2015, Hall 10 Stand A29: At IBC 2015 Trilogy Communications, a global provider of high quality intercom systems and SPGs for TV studios, mobile production, playout and post, will feature its new VoiceFlow™ communication unit (VCU) and Gemini II distributed matrix intercom system.
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SNS EVO Shared Storage for Video Editors Boosts Production for Premier Post Houses
ZigZag Post Employs New SNS EVO Shared Storage Server for Production of BBC and Foxtel Coast Australia
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of workflow-defined shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a new deployment of its EVO Shared Storage Server. The latest 5.7 version of EVO includes new workflow integrations with cloud services from Adobe, Box, and Microsoft, plus more scalability and performance for production teams of any size.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Colorfront Appoints Bruno Munger to Spearhead New Business Development
News: Colorfront Appoints Bruno Munger to Spearhead New Business DevelopmentColorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials, has announced the appointment of Bruno Munger as its new director of business development.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading Theater
News: Pixel Underground Adds 4K Grading TheaterFacility completes major expansion to support feature and television projects with UHD post services.
Pixel Underground, a SIM Group company, has completed a major facility expansion that includes the addition of a cinema-style 4K grading theatre. The new construction, which also includes a 4K online finishing suite, places the company at the leading edge in color grading and finishing services for motion pictures and television.
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Helicopter Film Services Relied on the AERIGON for Aerial Cinematography on Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
Industry-leading Pro Cinema Drone Provides Stable Platform for Capturing Live-Action Plates for VFX
The AERIGON™, an aerial remote camera head (ARCH™) from Intuitive Aerial, was operated by Helicopter Film Services to shoot aerial footage used throughout Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The remarkable stability of the AERIGON platform meant that footage captured could be fed directly into ILM’s VFX pipeline. For the first time, filmmakers have access to an aerial system capable of controlling the best production cameras, such as the new ARRI Alexa Mini, regardless of weight, to shoot feature film-ready images with reliable precision.
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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL CONJURE UP THE COOKE LOOK
News: JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORRELL CONJURE UP THE COOKE LOOK 
Acclaimed BBC drama shot with Cooke S4/i lenses
The acclaimed BBC drama series Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell was shot with Cooke S4/i lenses by director of photography Stephan Pehrsson. Based on the eponymous novel by Susanna Clarke, the period drama is set in a version of 19th century England where magic was once lost but is now returning.
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Aframe Provides Cloud Video Collaboration Platform To BBC Worldwide’s Formats Team
News: Aframe Provides Cloud Video Collaboration Platform To BBC Worldwide’s Formats TeamAframe has supplied the BBC Worldwide’s Formats Team with a cloud video platform to help the process of hosting and sharing format screeners with its clients around the world. Aframe provides BBC Worldwide with a centrally managed portal that can be used as a central repository where different versions of screeners such as Strictly Come Dancing and The Great British Bake Off are stored and shared with clients across the globe to stream online or download.
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Wolf Hall - How LipSync Post rebuilt Tudor London
Based on the Hilary Mantel novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, the six-part BBC miniseries Wolf Hall transports viewers to a meticulously recreated vision of 16th-century London. Here, the implacable Thomas Cromwell must seek a way to annul the 20-year marriage between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, despite heavy opposition from The Pope and the entire continent of Europe.
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Prism Sound’s Titan Delights Anti Motion Studios
News: Prism Sound’s Titan Delights Anti Motion StudiosThe Johannesburg facility's Titan Audio Interface now plays a central role in its success
Anti Motion Studios, located in the Highlands North area of Johannesburg, is owned and run by David Grevler, whose production, recording and mixing work has seen him nominated for SAMA and MK awards.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.7
Render Farm Management Software Adds Faster Bulk Submission, Yosemite OS X Platform Support, and Variable Controls for Submitted Jobs
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for visual effects, announced the release of Qube! 6.7, delivering more speed, stability and variable control options for professional VFX and design studios.
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Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announced
News: Sheffield Doc/Fest programme announcedFrom 5 to 10 June Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015 will welcome 250+ decision makers from 30 countries, including representatives from ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, BBC Britdoc, Channel 4, Cinereach, Chicken and Egg, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, National Geographic, NDR, National Film Board of Canada, Wellcome Trust, PBS, POV, SXSW, SBS and Tribeca Film Institute. Nine delegations will attend: BFI Film Audience Network Delegation, Jordanian Delegation, Nordic Delegation, Northern Film & Media Delegation, Mexican Delegation, Scottish Delegation, South African Delegation, Ukrainian Delegation VPRO Dutch Delegation.
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The Aerigon Has Landed
Intuitive Aerial Inc. Opens Los Angeles Office
Intuitive Aerial AB , the Swedish manufacturer of the professional cinema drone the Aerigon, has opened a new Los Angeles office. Intuitive Aerial Inc., the U.S. arm of the company, will be responsible for sales and service throughout the Americas. The new location provides aerial cinematographers, drone pilots, camera operators, directors, and major studios with local sales and support for the most versatile elite cinema drone on the market.
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BBC One Drama Adaptation of Poldark Composited in Fusion Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Poldark, the new hit television drama by production company Mammoth Screen features visual effects production by Lexhag Ltd, including lavish set extensions and 3D matte painting, which were composted in Fusion Studio 7.
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Strictly Come Dancing Goes with a Cinegy Workflow
Cinegy, which develops and produces media asset management products that are used in flagship productions globally, has announced that its media asset management and active archive solution “Cinegy Archive” is used as a central part of BBC Studios and Post Production’s workflow for Strictly Come Dancing.
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Milk Brings Home Second Bafta Craft Award For Doctor Who
Independent VFX house Milk is delighted to announce that it has won a British Academy Television Craft Award foroutstandingvisual effects on the BBC’s Doctor Whoepisode“Deep Breath” in the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects category.
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PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX
PipelineFX's Qube! Helps Vision Globale Deliver Superpowered VFX for Movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
For Vision Globale, creating effects for movies like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” could be as complex as their plots. In its work on projects like Bryan Singer's time-travelling, shapeshifting, Academy Award-nominated blockbuster, the Montreal studio uses no fewer than four separate 3D packages, plus numerous other renderers, compositing applications, simulation tools and plugins. Fortunately, Qube!, PipelineFX's powerful render farm manager, is there to bring order to the chaos.
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PRESS RELEASE: ZOO Digital provides new iTunes Store Package
ZOO Digital now offers iTunes Store Package distribution services to users of Apple’s Compressor encoding software, providing a fast and easy way for filmmakers and content providers to QC and deliver their movies to the iTunes Store. ZOO is one of a select group of vendors approved to provide the service, which will streamline the distribution workflow for Compressor users who can publish movie titles in global iTunes Store territories more easily and quickly.
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NAB2015 News: Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announce
News: NAB2015 News: Sony and Memnon Archiving Services announceMemnon Archiving Services and Sony’s Media Lifecycle Service are partnering to enhance their digital preservation capabilities, offering clients unrivalled technical expertise and operational experience for delivering large-scale digital preservations of audio-visual content
Sony has today announced a partnership with Memnon Archiving Services, a leading digital preservation provider responsible for digitising, restoring and preserving more than 2,000,000 hours of audio-visual archives for numerous cultural institutions and broadcasters around the world. Sony’s Media Lifecycle Services and Memnon will jointly offer their technology and industrial workflow proficiency and experience to customers, based upon their combined expertise of delivering large-scale digital preservation projects involving audio, video and film content. Memnon’s customers include Danish Radio, the British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Indiana University, while Sony digitally converts and distributes over 150 million files for organisations such as BBC Worlwide and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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NewTek Debuts TriCaster Advanced Edition Software at NAB 2015
More than 60 cutting-edge features elevate TriCaster productions to new heights without additional equipment purchases
NewTek ™ today introduced TriCaster™ Advanced Edition, an option available for TriCaster Mini through TriCaster 8000, capable of elevating productions to new heights of connectivity, creativity, and efficiency. More than 60 new major capabilities and enhancements in TriCaster Advanced Edition help multiply audiences, streamline repetitive tasks, and make productions more riveting in an ever-more-connected world.
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BBC Studios and Post Production and TMD collaborate on asset management and archiving as a service
BBC S&PP implements TMD Mediaflex as storage and management for independent production companies
TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has implemented a Mediaflex® asset management system at BBC Studios and Post Production’s Digital Media Services facility in west London. The system will be used not just by BBC S&PP Digital Media Services, but by their clients who need production asset management facilities, either short-term or to include long-term secure archiving. The services will be provided by BBC S&PP Digital Media Services on a flexible basis including per-transaction, subscription and per-project.
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Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!
News: Image Engine Tames “Chappie” Renders with PipelineFX’s Qube!No Crashes and Customized Render Farm Management Tools Efficiently Produce 500K+ Render Jobs for the Film
How many CPU minutes does it take to make 1,000 VFX shots for “Chappie”? Over 95 million – or, put another way, the equivalent of one computer working non-stop for 2,000+ years. With numbers like these, it’s no wonder VFX houses like Image Engine refuse to leave their render farms to chance. Major movie projects and custom pipelines require something more, and for Image Engine, that something is PipelineFX’s Qube! – the most trusted render farm manager for VFX.
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Eyeheight Colour Corrector Chosen For 2015 Series Of Saturday Night Takeaway
Eyeheight's CC-2M colour corrector has been chosen for the latest series of the UK television variety show Saturday Night Takeaway. Produced at ITV's London Studios, the 2015 series commenced on February 21 and runs through to April 4. First broadcast in June 2002, Saturday Night Takeaway won the 2014 'BAFTA for Entertainment Programme' award. In the same year, presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly won the 'BAFTA Entertainment Performance' award for their role in the show.
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Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound Converters
News: Sting's Steerpike Studio Stays Committed To Prism Sound ConvertersAfter upgrading to Pro Tools HDX, Sting's private facility has invested in Prism Sound’s HDX Interface Cards to ensure the longevity of its prized ADA-8 converters.
Despite a pedigree that goes back nearly 20 years, Prism Sound's ADA-8 multichannel converter has maintained its status as an outstanding piece of technology and a prized item in many top end recording facilities, including Sterling Sound, Cornell University, British Grove Studios, Lucasfilm, Sony and Walt Disney.
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IABM partners with new entity DPP Ltd
News: IABM partners with new entity DPP LtdIABM is establishing a dialogue with new entity DPP Ltd. From 1 April, the Digital Production Partnership, an informal collaboration between BBC, ITV and Channel 4, will become a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee known as DPP Ltd.
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Hooligan Signs Editor Tom Schachte
News: Hooligan Signs Editor Tom SchachteHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, has signed award-winning editor Tom Schachte. He joins Hooligan following tenures at Blue Rock and Wild Child, respectively.
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Jiangye Technology Park Makes PipelineFX’s Qube! Primary Render Manager for 100 Companies
In an effort to spur economic growth, China’s Jiangye District government has purchased 400 licenses of PipelineFX’s Qube! to manage the rendering needs of 100 companies currently residing in its new Jiangye Newtown Technology Park and a recently announced joint venture with Original Force that will provide renders, motion capture, color grading and 3D scanning to customers across the globe.
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Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles Studio
News: Pivot Audio Opens Los Angeles StudioAcclaimed boutique audio production studio Pivot Audio today announced the opening of a Los Angeles office, which will be led by award-winning composer Guy Amitai. Founded by Amitai in Amsterdam in 2008, Pivot specializes in original composition, production, and sound design for creative clients worldwide. With an ever-growing body of U.S. work in recent years, including Coca-Cola’s 2015 Super Bowl spot “Make It Happy” via Wieden+Kennedy, the addition of a permanent home in Los Angeles will allow Pivot to streamline its services for U.S. clients moving forward.
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Technicolor Montreal goes further with Baselight
News: Technicolor Montreal goes further with BaselightDoubling of FilmLight grading suites meets increasing demand for film and television finishing in the city
Technicolor, a world leader in production and post-production services, blends innovative technologies with award-winning colourists at its global post facilities, each bringing their own unique approach to the creative process. In support of its commitment to cutting-edge technologies, the Montreal location recently streamlined its service offering by making significant investments in infrastructure and technology to provide a more seamless post offering.
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BBC Worldwide Selects Zoo Digital To Deliver Global Subtitling And Captioning Solution
News: BBC Worldwide Selects Zoo Digital To Deliver Global Subtitling And Captioning SolutionBBC Worldwide, the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has selected ZOO Digital to provide a pioneering new subtitling and captioning solution for its global operations. The technology-powered service provider will deliver a cloud-based media workflow management system and associated subtitle and caption production services to BBC Worldwide in a deal beginning this month.
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NEW HIRES: The Academy signs Cub Studio
News: NEW HIRES: The Academy signs Cub StudioSeattle-based animation studio The Academy has signed London based animation and graphics shop Cub Studio for U.S. commercial representation. Cub Studio is founded by design industry veterans Fraser Davidson and Ben Skinner, whose broad backgrounds in animation and online marketing fuse together a team of talented artists and producers to craft innovative designs for commercials, broadcast promos and branded content. With previous campaigns for such top brands as Vodaphone, Twitter, Mercedes-Benz, ESPN, Bose, GE and BBC, their work has garnered numerous awards including a BAFTA Award as part of the Hat Trick team that produced the BBC’s “The Revolution Will Be Televised” in 2013. Known for their comedic animation work and sports branding, their recent work for ESPN gives a crash course on the history of Cricket just in time for the ICC Cricket World Cup.
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Intelligent Creatures Uses Fusion Studio For Visual Effects For “Orphan Black”
Blackmagic Design today announced that Toronto based visual effects shop Intelligent Creatures is using Fusion Studio to complete VFX for the hit show “Orphan Black.” VFX work for the show will now include extensive effects for the new season of the show.
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Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
News: Netflix's Chris Fetner to Share Industry Insights in Keynote at SMPTE15 Australia Conference
Fetner Will Discuss the Global Media Marketplace and the Technologies Shaping Decision-Making and Growth at Netflix
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed that Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, will present the opening keynote at the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE15). This year's event, Persistence of Vision — Defining the Future, will be held 14-17 July at the Entertainment Precinct at Moore Park in Sydney.
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Phillip Jameson Joins Custom Consoles As Regional Sales Manager
News: Phillip Jameson Joins Custom Consoles As Regional Sales ManagerSee Custom Consoles on stand E3-31 at CABSAT 2015, Dubai World Trade Centre, March 10-12

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Pixel Power shows graphics and automation mastery for broadcasters and post at BVE 2015
News: Pixel Power shows graphics and automation mastery for broadcasters and post at BVE 2015Automated systems for real time broadcast and production delivering high efficiency and high reliability playout
Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and automation solutions, is using its presence at BVE 2015 as an opportunity to discuss the future of graphics across the whole of the broadcast world. Alongside demonstrations of a range of the rich creative solutions based on its Clarity platform, Pixel Power staff will be on hand to talk about how automated content packaging is transforming channel branding and collapsing the cost of playout.
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Perfect delivery of National TV Awards with Autoscript
Autoscript Rentals, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, provided its prompting solutions to the Outside Broadcast specialists, CTV, to prompt the presenters of this year’s star studded National TV Awards at London’s O2 Arena.
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Pixel Power drives news graphics at UTV Ireland
New channel goes on air with tight newsroom integration
Pixel Power, the innovative supplier of broadcast graphics and automation solutions, is partnering with new channel UTV Ireland to supply technology to the newsroom. Journalists can create static and dynamic graphics sequences using Pixel Power LogoVision Clips, linked to the Avid production and scripting system.
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The Look invests in second Pablo Rio system for 4K color and finishing
News: The Look invests in second Pablo Rio system for 4K color and finishingLondon high-end picture post facility boosts its 4K workflow with Quantel
Leading Soho-based high-end picture post facility, The Look, has purchased a second Quantel Pablo Rio 4K high quality color and finishing system. The Pablo Rio will operate alongside the facility's existing Pablo Rio 4K and Pablo systems to form the backbone of its longform and trailer work. In 2014, the facility worked on over 40 cinema trailers, 8 feature films, highly acclaimed TV drama 'Quirke' for BBC One, as well as commercials for major brands such as Hiscox and Google.
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ATG Danmon completes file-base ingest, transcoding and QC system for Arqiva
News: ATG Danmon completes file-base ingest, transcoding and QC system for ArqivaATG Danmon, one of Europe's most experienced broadcast systems integrators and file-based product sales businesses, announces the completion of a tape and file-based ingest, transcoding and quality-control solution providing file preparation for global television and radio transmission service-provider Arqiva. The system has been fully integrated into Arqiva's playout facility at Chalfont, Buckinghamshire.
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Canon U.S.A.’s Larry Thorpe Honored With Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Emmy® Award
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today that Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe has received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual whose ongoing contributions have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering. The award was presented during the 66th Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.
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LipSync Post Prowls Wolf Hall
News: LipSync Post Prowls Wolf HallLipSync completes full post on Company Pictures’ anticipated adaptation for BBC TWO
LipSync Post provided full post-production services for the highly anticipated 6x60min drama adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s multi-award-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, which is scheduled to start broadcasting on 21 January 2015 on BBC TWO.
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Genstar Capital to Acquire Telestream to Accelerate Business Growth
News: Genstar Capital to Acquire Telestream to Accelerate Business Growth New partnership builds on Telestream’s business and financial growth and positions the Company for further expansion
Telestream®, a world-class provider of live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions, today announced that leading private equity investment firm Genstar Capital has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Telestream, Inc. The transaction recognizes the Company’s significant growth and positions it well for the next phase of expansion and is expected to close mid-January.
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Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer Powerhouse
News: Boris FX to Acquire Imagineer Systems to Form Visual Effects Developer PowerhouseStrategic acquisition merges leading visual effects software developer with Academy Award-winning creator of motion tracking and rotoscoping tools
Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd., the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools.
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IABM News: The future for the broadcast and media supply industry is bright
News: IABM News: The future for the broadcast and media supply industry is brightIABM Annual International Business Conference reveals sales growth of 7.7%
IABM has successfully concluded its 10th Annual International Business Conference & Awards where it released the key findings from its research study. These included year on year sales growth of 7.7%, year on year profit growth of 11.2% and 68.1% of companies in profit. However, market confidence was down from last year.
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Objective Productions Uses Aframe to Expedite Production of Hit TV Shows
News: Objective Productions Uses Aframe to Expedite Production of Hit TV ShowsAframe’s cloud video platform substantially changes Objective’s workflows for the better with “Toast of London” and “King of the Nerds”
Objective Productions, one of the UK’s most influential independent production companies, has used Aframe as its cloud video platform for a variety of its ground-breaking productions.
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PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty Shots
News: PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty ShotsFamed London Architecture Firm Uses Design Discount to Add Speed and Efficiency to After Hours Render Farm
Success hasn't eluded John McAslan + Partners (winner of over 90 design awards), but like most architecture firms rendering has proven a challenge. The downtime, the man hours, the volume - all issues that were diminished after installing PipelineFX's Qube!. Now, they have the stable, artist-friendly and customizable system they needed for all those late night rendering binges.
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Wealth of industry leaders to drive discussion at IABM Annual Conference & Awards
IABM announces keynote speaks for annual event
IABM has announced its expert speaker line up for the association’s Annual International Business Conference & Awards. The highlight of the two-day conference is Friday’s keynote presentation by John Amaechi OBE. Amaechi, a New York Times best-selling author, psychologist, organisational consultant and executive coach, will deliver an insightful presentation titled Achieving Authentic Leadership and Inspiring Intrinsic Motivation.
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BBC Hit Daytime Drama Moving On Shot With Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: BBC Hit Daytime Drama Moving On Shot With Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today has announced that the long standing daytime drama Moving On has returned to BBC One for a new series and was filmed entirely on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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Sixteen19 Uses Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform on Feature Films “Rosewater” and “While We’re Young”
News: Sixteen19 Uses Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform on Feature Films “Rosewater” and “While We’re Young”Digital Dailies Get Delivered Super-Fast to Director and Producers’ Mobile Devices For Expedited Review & Approval
Aframe announced that Sixteen19, a boutique production and post services company which provides a digital dailies service to filmmakers, used Aframe’s cloud video production platform to expedite digital dailies delivery on two forthcoming feature films from Scott Rudin Productions: “Rosewater,” opening in US theaters this Friday, November 14, and “While We’re Young,” scheduled for theatrical release later in 2014. By using Aframe’s cloud-based approach, Sixteen19 cut dailies delivery cycles to reviewers by up to 6 hours each morning, and enabled fast, easy review on their choice of mobile device - while getting full resolution content to both London and LA superfast and from there, right into post production.
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Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony
News: Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards CeremonyThe Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the Society's top honors were conferred on Leonardo Chiariglione, George Lucas, John Logie Baird, and Ioan Allen at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony. Chiariglione and Lucas were given the Society's highest accolade, the status of Honorary Membership; Baird (1888-1946) was named to the Society's Honor Roll; and Allen was awarded the Progress Medal.
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Carrie Gormley and Jonathan Gitlin Named Presidents at Create Advertising Group
News: Carrie Gormley and Jonathan Gitlin Named Presidents at Create Advertising GroupCreate Advertising Group, an award-winning, entertainment marketing agency that focuses on fulfilling the creative needs of film, television, gaming and branding clients, has promoted two long-standing executives to key roles at the company.
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Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver Office
News: Encore Ups Thor Roos to VP, Business Strategy for Vancouver OfficeEncore Senior Colorist Thor Roos is now Vice President of Business Strategy for the post production and VFX company’s Vancouver office, reporting to Encore Executive Vice President Bill Romeo.
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Arrow Media Uses Aframe To Rapidly Move Dailies During Innovative Production Of “Ultimate Airport Dubai”
News: Arrow Media Uses Aframe To Rapidly Move Dailies During Innovative Production Of “Ultimate Airport Dubai”Saves 20 weeks on the edit, about two weeks per episode, with Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform; delivers series on time, under budget, and ultimately resulting in a better show.
Arrow Media, one of the UK's top independent creative forces, has used Aframe as its cloud video platform for the production of factual series “Ultimate Airport Dubai,” season two. Aframe was used throughout the show’s production to facilitate the production process, enable cost and time efficiencies and provide secure and reliable storage.
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Bill Vinten GTC University Award finalists announced
This year’s finalists vying for the Bill Vinten GTC University Award have taken to boats, filmed underwater, shot in 21:9 widescreen, and worked into the night with smoke, lights and mirrors to get their work noticed.
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Fairlight Delivers the Gift of Great Sound at Sky Vision Sound Studios
News: Fairlight Delivers the Gift of Great Sound at Sky Vision Sound StudiosLondon-based Sky Vision Sound Studios, part of the BSkyB/Sky Vision family, has recently completed a major upgrade of its Fairlight equipment to bring it in line with BSkyB's UK broadcasting facilities in Osterley. The three-studio complex, two mix rooms and a prep room, has upgraded its Fairlight Constellation console with a Fairlight EVO, six of which are already in use at BskyB. It has also upgraded its XYNERGI system by installing the latest software version – a move that is already improving workflow.
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Trollbäck + Company Launches New Drama Network for BBC
News: Trollbäck + Company Launches New Drama Network for BBCFollowing a yearlong collaboration with BBC Worldwide, creative agency Trollbäck + Company's latest branding work unveiled the premiere of BBC First in Australia last month. The global premium drama network is the first of three new TV brand identities that BBC Worldwide will roll out internationally over the next year alongside BBC Earth and BBC Brit. To develop the distinct trio of brand identities, BBC Worldwide selected Trollbäck + Company on the strength of its proven creativity and its legacy of global network clients.
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Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad Campaigns
News: Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad CampaignsArtists Rely on Qube! to Manage Renders on Spots like Nike’s Blockbuster Ad, “The Last Game”
When you’re responsible for Nike’s visual message to World Cup fans, the pressure is intense. Not ready in time? Then Nike just missed their shot.
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Crystal Vision supply 343 interface boards to help provide UK coverage for 2014 Commonwealth Games
UK systems integrator, Dega Broadcast Systems selected Crystal Vision to supply 343 interface boards including distribution amplifiers, synchronisers, up/down/cross converters, video delays and embedders, for the BBC’s UK coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Trilogy Provides Comms Links for Scottish Referendum
News: Trilogy Provides Comms Links for Scottish ReferendumTwo days after the close of IBC 2014, eligible residents of Scotland went to local polling stations to answer one question, “Should Scotland be an independent country?"
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MTA International to Protect 40 Years Worth of Archive footage with a Petabyte of Object Matrix Storage
Object Matrix, provider of object based nearline storage has again been selected to provide an object-based digital preservation platform to global broadcaster MTA International. Due to Object Matrix storage suiting the tight workflow integrations and future-proof scalability requirements of MTA, the broadcaster has selected MatrixStore to preserve their 40 year legacy of tape archive, an archive they aim to share with their global community.
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Drama Republic and Eight Rooks use Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Expedite Collaboration on “The Honourable Woman”
News: Drama Republic and Eight Rooks use Aframe’s Cloud Video Platform To Expedite Collaboration on “The Honourable Woman”Political Thriller’s Finale This Week on BBC 2
When the finale of the critically acclaimed “The Honourable Woman” airs on BBC 2 tonight and in a few weeks in the US on Sundance TV channel, the show’s production companies Drama Republic and Eight Rooks will commemorate more than just the completion of a major high end drama series. The firm relied on an innovative cloud-based approach to expediting its global production workflow - using Aframe’s cloud video production platform to save time, cost and hassle with a demanding global production.
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