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nablet™ Releases Avid Media Access Plug-ins
nablet™ Releases Avid Media Access Plug-insThe nablet Avid Media Access plug-ins are available now for download from nablet’s website
nablet, a leading provider of media processing technologies, announced today that it has released a suite of plug-ins to support the workflow of professional Sony video formats for the Avid® MediaCentral® Platform via Avid Media Access. nablet assumed Sony AMA plug-in development to ensure continuous improvement. The nablet AMA plug-ins for Sony allow users to link, play and edit Sony’s XAVC/XDCAM and SRMASTER formats including the new X-OCN format. Furthermore, they will allow export of XAVC and SR SStP (MPEG-4 SStP) formats throughout the MediaCentral Platform.
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2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8
2016 National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 7-8December 7–8, 2016, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (www.nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).
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GV EXPO: PESA XSTREAM C22 ‘Reflex’ Upgrade Uses Internet for High Quality Video, Audio Transmission
GV EXPO: PESA XSTREAM C22 ‘Reflex’ Upgrade Uses Internet for High Quality Video, Audio TransmissionPESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming solutions as well as professional audio and video distribution products, will demonstrate its new Reflex transmission technology at the Government Video Expo 2016, which runs Dec. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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2016 Government Video Expo and National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 6-8
2016 Government Video Expo and National Drone Show, Washington DC, Dec. 6-820th annual event held December 6–8, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Now in its 20th year, Government Video Expo (www.gvexpo.com) will again bring together thousands of video, AV, streaming, audio, and UAV professionals for educational sessions, constant demos and presentations, and a full exhibit floor. Attendees can hear from industry experts and thought leaders with continuous events at GV Expo's Government Video Theater; visit the show's exhibit floor to learn about and experiment with the newest technologies; and study at the DC Post|Production Conference or a one-day intensive production workshop.
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MOG will be present at NAB SHOW SHANGHAI 2016
MOG will be present at NAB SHOW SHANGHAI 2016MOG and Intrepid Data LLC will promote a speaking session about the Future Application of VR Technology at the Broadcast Industry
MOG Technologies, the leading provider of MXF development tools and centralized ingest solutions, today announced its participation at NAB Show Shanghai, taking place from 6 to 9 December at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. MOG will also be a platinum sponsor of the Global Innovation Exchange, participating in the show conferences as a speaker in a session about the Future Application of Virtual Reality Technology that will be presented in synergy with Intrepid Data LLC.
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IABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business Conference
IABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business ConferenceIABM announces 2016 award winners at Annual International Business Conference Outstanding winners raise the bar yet again for future contenders IABM today announced the winners of its prestigious annual awards at the IABM Annual International Business Conference which took place in London on 1st and 2nd December 2016. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in four key areas of the broadcast and media technology industry which IABM regards as key to its ongoing health and success. A fifth award – Honorary Membership of IABM - is made to an individual who has played a major role in the development of the industry and contributed to the advancement of IABM over the course of their career.
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IABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM Membership
IABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM MembershipIABM recognizes Ole Peter Clausen with lifetime Honorary IABM Membership Founder and CEO of Danmon Group and Dan Technologies rewarded for lifetime of innovation in the broadcast industry At its 2016 Annual International Business Conference and Awards, IABM awarded lifetime Honorary IABM Membership to Ole Peter Clausen, CEO of Dan Technologies.
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Saskatchewan E-Learning Website to Receive Refresh and Upgrade from SaskTel and DigitalGlue
Saskatchewan E-Learning Website to Receive Refresh and Upgrade from SaskTel  and DigitalGlueSaskatchewan Ministry of Education’s E-Learning Website to Receive Refresh and Upgrade from SaskTel and DigitalGlue
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education has tapped Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) for a major hardware refresh and software upgrade of its eCast Distance Learning System. SaskTel in turn, has once again partnered with DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider, to furnish the infrastructure that will increase the Distance Learning System’s channel count, aid with the migration to an all IP system, and transition it from SD to HD.
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Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with Facilis TerraBlock at its Heart
Indian Broadcaster Migrates to File-based Workflows with  Facilis TerraBlock at its HeartFacilis shared storage proves an efficient and affordable solution at Powervision TV
Facilis Technology, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, has announced the completion of a project that sees it’s TerraBlock shared storage system establish non-linear workflows at Indian international broadcaster, Powervision TV. Throughout this project, Facilis worked closely with its primary Indian channel partner, Wecom Global.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD Output
Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD OutputPanasonic today announced availability and pricing for its new AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, designed for applications where a compact form-factor yet high-quality image is required. Ideal for broadcast and remote studios, weather and traffic reporting, remote live production, image magnification and sports, the UB300 is equipped with a one-inch MOS sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/59.94p with the ability to simultaneously output HD up to 1080/59.94p.
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EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in Singapore
EditShare Lands at Beach House Pictures in SingaporeEditShare media infrastructure eliminates content silos to bring continuity across media production workflow; Flow MAM, XStream EFS and Ark create tiered storage with extensive media sharing, production and automation capabilitie
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced today that Singapore-based Beach House Pictures has upgraded its legacy media infrastructure with EditShare media management solutions: EditShare Flow media asset management (MAM), 235 TB EditShare EFS XStream shared storage and EditShare Ark tape-based archiving.
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New Campaign Spot from BooneOakley and Wondersmith part of Bojangles® "Cinnamon Biscuit Returns" Launch
New Campaign Spot from BooneOakley and Wondersmith part of Bojangles® "Cinnamon Biscuit Returns" LaunchFans of Bojangles', the iconic restaurant brand, from across the Southeast are celebrating the return of its one-of-a-kind Cinnamon Biscuit. The news is spreading fast by word-of-mouth and via the brand's integrated #CinnamonBiscuitIsBack campaign, which includes a new :30 television spot produced by full-service independent agency BooneOakley and creative production company Wondersmith. The new "Cinnamon Biscuits" spot recently debuted on broadcast and cable outlets in major markets across Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia.
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Sketch Blue Studio, Leading Motion Graphic Animation Firm President Tapped For WBTV Boca Board Of Directors
Michelle Esrig, President and Founder of Sketch Blue Studio, has been tapped to sit on the Board of Advisors for WBTV Boca, Boca Raton’s exclusive local broadcast affiliate. The WBTV Boca Board governs the overall execution of WBTV Boca’s mission in selecting members who are local leaders, who can positively impact the lives of people residing in Boca Raton and beyond. Esrig will serve on the programming committee as well as the network’s Creative Director and Sketch Blue Studio will function as the network’s production team.
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leftchannel Sheds Light On Bright Health's New Campaign "Bright On"
leftchannel Sheds Light On Bright Health's New Campaign "Bright On"Agency creatives at Haberman in Minneapolis called on motion graphics & production studio leftchannel to bring Bright Health’s integrated campaign entitled “Bright On” to life. The campaign includes OOH, print, digital and video. Featuring splashes of vibrant watercolors, the new spot focuses on Bright Health and Centura Health partnering up in an effort to bring quality healthcare to patients in Colorado by creating an all-new system that links affordable insurance with top physicians.
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New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen Control
New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen ControlBroadcast Pix Commander System's Intuitive Touchscreen Control Enables Non-Technical Operators to Create Great Live Video
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™, a new series of live production systems featuring a streamlined touchscreen interface that allows non-technical personnel to easily execute sophisticated productions. Designed for government, corporate, education, house of worship, and live events, Commander’s intuitive control dramatically simplifies switching, robotic camera control, and the inclusion of graphics, clips and effects.
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Crystal Vision releases digital and analogue audio DAs for its new Vision frame system
Crystal Vision releases digital and analogue audio DAs for its new Vision frame systemChoice of dual or single channel configuration, plus remote control, stereo or mono amplifier, advanced monitoring and distribution options
Crystal Vision has released two audio distribution amplifiers for its new Vision frame system. Designed for distributing AES or Word Clock reference, the DADA-VF offers the choice of dual or single channel configuration (with four outputs per channel or eight outputs), reclocking or non-reclocking, 110 ohm or 75 ohm impedance and 32kHz to 192kHz sample rates – and is the first digital audio DA from Crystal Vision to include remote control. Designed for the robust distribution of analogue audio, the AADA-VF can be configured as either a stereo amplifier or mono amplifier (with four outputs per channel or eight outputs) and includes audio silence detection, overvoltage detection and the most extensive gain adjustment Crystal Vision has ever offered.
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Dalet Brings Social Media Distribution and Business Intelligence to the Core of Metro TV 24/7 News Operation
Dalet Brings Social Media Distribution and Business Intelligence to the Core of Metro TV 24/7 News OperationIndonesian broadcaster upgrades operations to HD; adds key business intelligence reporting and expands news distribution to social media networks
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, today announced that existing customer Metro TV upgraded their news operations to the Dalet Galaxy platform. In addition to moving the production to high-definition, the solution unifies the entire operations of the Jakarta-based, 24/7 news broadcaster, with full consistency and continuity from content acquisition and production, all the way down to multi-platform distribution and archiving. The new workflow includes one-click social media publishing; access to comprehensive business intelligence reporting metrics, which measure both the performance of the facility and crews, as well as the actual media consumption by the target audience across traditional and non-traditional channels such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube; and the latest version of the Dalet Newsroom Computer System (NRCS), which features some of the industry’s most advanced capabilities.
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Dante Streamlines United States Presidential Election Coverage for BBC World Service
Dante Streamlines United States Presidential Election Coverage for BBC World ServiceLeading broadcaster uses Dante™ networking to distribute live radio programming to 250 million listeners while reducing integration costs
As the world’s largest international broadcaster, BBC World Service broadcasts radio and TV services worldwide in more than 30 languages. For the United States Presidential election on November 8, the BBC World Service established a temporary production and distribution facility within its Washington DC bureau. The BBC World Service production staff utilized Dante networking from Audinate to manage and deliver live coverage to radio audiences worldwide over the BBC World Service, NPR partner stations, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 5 Live networks (as well as BBC local radio in the UK) – reaching as many as 250 million listeners over a 12-hour period.
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Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with Less
Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with LessMore unique working sets. Less space. Less power.
Whether its space or budget, more studios are being asked to find creative ways to offer higher production values with less. This was the challenge that Los Angeles-based Fullscreen Studios faced when designing their new production facility.
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Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council Chambers
Audio-Technica Network Solutions Selected for Pittsburgh City Council ChambersThe City of Pittsburgh recently completed a major renovation of the government access broadcast infrastructure in its 100-year-old Pittsburgh City-County Building, including the installation of a Dante™-networked Engineered Sound® conference microphone system from Audio-Technica, for use in the City Council chambers. The city engaged RPC Video, Inc. of Verona, Pennsylvania, to design, supply and integrate the new in-house broadcast, streaming and archiving production systems and infrastructure for City Channel Pittsburgh, which is available live via Comcast and Verizon and the city’s website, and on-demand on its YouTube channel.
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Edison TV Improves Workflow Efficiency and Online Viewer Experience with Tightrope Media Systems’ Cablecast
Switch to integrated automation, playout and streaming platform saves significant time and effort for community broadcaster while elevating look, features and video quality of web presence
As a two-time winner of national awards for excellence in government access television, Edison TV prides itself on making its programming easily available to residents of the Township of Edison, New Jersey on both its cable channel and online. When the station set out last year to find a replacement for its aging playout and automation system, it turned to the Cablecast platform from Tightrope Media Systems (TRMS) to meet its dual goals of visual and workflow enhancements.
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Sky Deutschland New Cube Will Benefit From Jünger Audio’s Smart Audio Experience
Sky Deutschland New Cube Will Benefit From Jünger Audio’s Smart Audio ExperienceThe broadcaster’s new Sports Broadcasting Centre will have a full complement of D*AP audio processing units for Dolby encoding/decoding and loudness control.
Sky Deutschland has become the latest broadcaster to adopt Jünger Audio’s Smart Audio concept after specifying the company’s D*AP audio processing units for its new sports programming broadcast centre in Unterföhring, near Munich.
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Renowned Sound Designer Scott Gershin Adopts NUGEN Audio Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo Upmix
Renowned Sound Designer Scott Gershin Adopts NUGEN Audio Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo UpmixAcclaimed sound designer and feature film supervising sound editor Scott Gershin has chosen NUGEN Audio's Loudness Toolkit 2 and Halo Upmix plug-ins. Gershin is using the Loudness Toolkit 2 in concert with an Avid Pro Tools | S6 control surface to produce loudness-compliant mixes on a wide range of projects. Halo Upmix gives him an efficient, reliable, and powerful means of creating a high-quality 5.1/7.1 surround upmix from stereo source materials.
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Band Pro One World Open House 2016
Band Pro One World Open House 2016Band Pro Celebrates French Cinema at Open House 2016
Join us on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1PM at our Burbank Headquarters for Band Pro's One World Open House! You are cordially invited to Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event, that will take place on Thursday 12/8/2016; and this year will celebrate French cinema.
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Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 Cameras
Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 CamerasCMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras Connect Rapidly Growing House of Worship to Attendees Onsite and Online
When a house of worship keeps growing at the rate of Crossroads Church, it can be hard for new campuses to keep pace with the number of attendees. For this Ohio-based church with eight locations and counting, the answer was Crossroads Anywhere, an online presence that engages viewers with the precise imagery of Ikegami CMOS cameras.
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PlayBox Technology Reports its Most Successful Year to Date
PlayBox Technology reports 2016 as the most successful trading year in its history with strong demand for its wide range of television channel branding and playout solutions throughout the global broadcast market. "At IBC 2016 in September we celebrated our 17,000th delivery of new or upgraded channels compared with the 15,000 total we reached two years before," comments PlayBox Technology president Don Ash. "Upgrades from our AirBox product range to the Neo series are proving especially popular. We were also delighted to see our recently introduced CloudAir virtual playout software shortlisted for an IABM Design & Innovation Award."
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United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490
United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490Hilversum-based video systems specialist United has chosen Leader's LV5490 as the test and measurement core of a 4K ultra-high-definition flyaway production system for Amazon Prime's new motoring television series, The Grand Tour . The show reunites presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. An initial 36 episodes are being produced for release on Amazon Prime. The LV5490 was purchased via Leader's channel partner Fofic BV, based at Diemen near Amsterdam.
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RUSHWORKS and AV Group Technologies Sign Agreement to Establish Distribution Channel in Australia
RUSHWORKS and AV Group Technologies Sign Agreement to Establish Distribution Channel in AustraliaRUSHWORKS' global expansion continues into Australia and New Zealand
RUSHWORKS, the well-established software development company specializing in low cost, high performance television production, automation and presentation capture and streaming systems, has appointed AV Group Technologies as its distributor in Australia and New Zealand. The announcement was made by RUSHWORKS from their headquarters in the Dallas, Texas area, and by AV Group from Sydney, Australia. The agreement signifies the next phase of RUSHWORKS’ global expansion, already having established a presence in the UK with Cache Media serving as the Company’s distributor.
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SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence Award
SGO Mistika Wins HPA 2016 Engineering Excellence AwardAward is a first for the popular post-production company
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has honored SGO’s Mistika with the prized 2016 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards at the prestigious HPA Awards gala held on November 17, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The Engineering Excellence Awards were created to spotlight and reward companies and individuals providing services to the professional media content industry for their outstanding technical and creative ingenuity in media, content production, finishing, distribution and/or archiving.
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Strong Wind and Traffic Noise Are Not An Issue For DPA Microphones
Strong Wind and Traffic Noise Are Not An Issue For DPA MicrophonesThe company’s products helped sound engineer Julien Proutière beat natural and man-made interference during an outdoor event to mark the birth of St. Martin of Tours.
The Diocese responsible for the French city of Tours has been organising events to mark the 1,700th anniversary of the birth of its patron saint, St. Martin of Tours. Alongside special masses in the city’s Cathedral, the Saint’s anniversary was also celebrated with a large, open-air mass in Marmoutiers where he founded a small hermitage in the fourth century - now the site of a ruined Abbey.
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The LIR Academy Partners with Clear-Com and Tyrell to Augment Theatre Training Program
The LIR Academy Partners with Clear-Com and  Tyrell to Augment Theatre Training ProgramIndustry leading communication solutions provided to The Lir Academy for stage management and technical theatre students
Clear-Com®, the leader in wired, wireless and IP communication solutions, and its long term channel partner Tyrell, have joined forces to provide The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art with state-of-the-art production communication solutions and training workshops to educate theatre students to an international standard of excellence.
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Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS's "Soundbreaking"
Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS's "Soundbreaking"Facility handles sound and picture post for acclaimed 8-part documentary on the history of recorded music.
Recently posted at Technicolor PostWorks New York, the new 8-part PBS documentary, Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music provides a fascinating portrait of the melding of art and technology in the development of popular music.
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Playbox Technology EU partners with Additelecom at BITAM 2016 in Madrid
Playbox Technology EU partners with Additelecom at BITAM 2016 in Madrid22 – 24 November 2016 - Stand 67 – BITAM Pabellón de Cristal, Recinto Ferial de la Casa de Campo de Madrid, Spain
PlayBox Technology EU (PBT EU) is delighted to be a part of BITAM this week in Madrid and are based on the Additelecom stand 67. PBT EU’s team are at hand to advise visitors to the show about the advantages their own-brand EXEcutor™ turnkey broadcasting servers can bring to broadcasters, production companies and post production facilities. Other products that PBT EU provide include advanced software platform SubtitleNext and business management tool Profuz Digital’s LAPIS.
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AJA KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router Now Available
AJA KUMO 6464 Compact SDI Router Now AvailableExtremely compact in design, KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of broadcast, production, post and AV environments.
AJA Video Systems is taking orders for KUMO 6464, its new compact 3G-SDI router with 64 3G-SDI inputs and 64 3G-SDI outputs for high quality, cost effective signal routing in a small form factor. Extremely compact in design, KUMO 6464 facilitates long cable runs, minimizes signal interference and fits seamlessly into an array of broadcast, production, post and AV environments.
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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound FormatsNew mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats
Responding to the growing popularity of home theater systems with immersive sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a new mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats. Located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, the new stage is designed to simulate a home theater environment and equipped to master feature film and television projects in Dolby Atmos®, Auro-3D and other immersive sound formats. This new room has been used to prepare several feature titles for Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD Disc, and digital delivery.
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Freedman Electronics Acquires SoundField from TSL Products
On the eve of its 50th year in business, The Freedman Electronics Group, home to pro audio brands RØDE Microphones, Event Electronics and Aphex, expanded its company portfolio today, purchasing the surround sound recording marque SoundField from TSL Products, the industry leading broadcast equipment manufacturer.
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Marquis Launches Medway S3 Cloud Support and PFR
Marquis Launches Medway S3 Cloud Support and PFRMarquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. Following successful preview at IBC 2016, the Company has announced the launch of S3 Cloud Storage support in Medway and Partial File Retrieve (PFR). Marquis’ Medway media centric middleware solution now supports S3 storage as a source or destination of media production workflows. PFR hosts media indexes in the cloud, so given permissions, multiple applications can now access cloud-hosted content to single frame accuracy, significantly reducing network demands, S3 bandwidth and S3 retrieval charges.
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Televarpið Deploys New Full-Software Converged Statmux Video Headend Powered by ATEME
Televarpið Deploys New Full-Software Converged Statmux Video Headend Powered by ATEMEATEME today announced that Televarpið, a subsidiary of Faroese Telecom and the incumbent telecommunications provider of the Faroe Islands, has deployed ATEME’s compression and statistical multiplexing solutions for its DVB-T, IPTV and OTT services. Its brand new statmux headend uses ATEME TITAN full-software solution for delivering 50 IPTV/OTT and 32 DTT services across the Faroe Islands with premium HD video quality.
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Multi-Award Winning Producer Lawrence Cumbo Joins Pixeldust Studios to Expand its Entertainment Division
Award-winning producer Lawrence Cumbo has joined Pixeldust Studios, a multi Emmy Award-winning, digital animation and broadcast production studio helmed by Ricardo Andrade, to expand its Entertainment Division. Cumbo brings to Pixeldust an active development slate comprised of over 30 projects. The announcement was made by Ricardo Andrade, President & Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, and by Lawrence Cumbo, whose new title is Senior Vice President of Development & Content, Pixeldust Studios.
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Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"
Hula Post Supports OWN's "Queen Sugar"Reprising its role from “Selma,” Hula provides technology and support to director/producer Ava DuVernay and editor Spencer Averick for new, 13-part television series.
Queen Sugar¸ the new OWN series from Warner Horizon Television and Harpo Productions and executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, tells the story of three estranged siblings who, after a family tragedy, reunite to run an 800-acre sugar farm in Louisiana. Based on the best-seller by Natalie Baszile, the show is a rich and deeply moving tale of people overcoming risk and reinventing themselves.
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SMPTE Releases Limited-Edition 'Honor Roll' Book & Accepts Preorders for 'Magic & Miracles' Book
SMPTE Releases Limited-Edition 'Honor Roll' Book & Accepts Preorders for 'Magic & Miracles' BookHonor Roll and Honorary Members' Available Now for Purchase and Shipping; Richly Illustrated Commemorative Book Slated for April 2017 Publication
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced publication of "The Honor Roll and Honorary Members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers," a limited-edition book showcasing the industry leaders and innovators who have contributed their talents to SMPTE over the past 10 decades. The Society is also accepting preorders for "Magic & Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science & Technology," a richly illustrated and meticulously crafted history of the Society and its groundbreaking work over the past century. Both books celebrate the Society's Centennial.
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Eyeheight LE-2M Legalisers Used Again in the Continuing Story of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!"
Eyeheight LE-2M legalisers have returned to the tropical jungle of New South Wales for the latest series of the television show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! This year's contestants include footballer Wayne Bridge, Jordan Banjo from Diversity, Carol Vorderman, Olympian Sam Quek, presenter Lisa Snowdon, and actors Adam Thomas and Larry Lamb. The UK series, transmitted across the ITV network, has been supported for many years and is a major highlight of the ITV schedule.
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Over 700 People Tell DPA Microphones A Story
Over 700 People Tell DPA Microphones A StoryThe company’s recent competition to discover how people are using its vast range of microphones and accessories brought a flood of entries from all over the globe.
From recording the sound of Antarctic wind and saving a Gibson True Vintage guitar, to making movie magic in Hollywood and capturing the sound of termites at dawn in Africa – these were just some of the 700 plus stories received by DPA Microphones in response to its recent ‘Tell Us Your Story’ competition. The company asked customers to share stories about how they use microphones and offered a range of prizes, including a first prize of €2,500 (US$2,800) in DPA microphones and accessories.
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Media Links to Debate the Future of Sports Production
Media Links to Debate the Future of Sports ProductionJohn Smith, Managing Director, Media Links EMEA, Joins Panel at SVG Europe’s FutureSport Event at Chelsea Football Club
Media Links, Engineering Emmy® Award winner and market leader in solutions to transport broadcast media and data over IP has announced managing director of EMEA, John Smith, will join the debate about the future of sports production at SVG Europe’s forthcoming FutureSport, to be held at Chelsea Football Club on 30 November 2016.
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Custom Consoles Reports Highly Successful 2016
Custom Consoles Module-R, MDesks and MediaPosts were selected by Altered Images as the core technical furniture for a new television studio galler
Studio and technical control-room furniture specialist Custom Consoles reports high demand for its product range throughout 2016. "Demand is proving strong across both for our broadcast products and for our SteelBase series which we designed for heavy-duty industrial applications," comments sales manager Gary Fuller.
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Vimond Wins Two Streaming Media Europe Awards
Vimond Wins Two Streaming Media Europe AwardsVimond Media Solutions today announced that two of its products have won Streaming Media Europe Readers’ Choice Awards: Vimond Platform in the Online Video Platform category; and Vimond IO, in the Cloud Video Service category.
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Media Links & FOR-A Establish Strategic Alliance in System Design and Integration of Next-Gen IP Broadcasting Solutions
Media Links & FOR-A Establish Strategic Alliance in System Design and Integration of Next-Gen IP Broadcasting SolutionsMedia Links and FOR-A will collaborate on system proposals, design and integration of next-generation IP broadcasting solutions,
Media Links, a 2014 Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner and the market leader in media over IP transport solutions, today announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Japan-based FOR-A, a worldwide, industry-leading manufacturer of Broadcast and Production products with a focus on cutting-edge technologies, including HD and 4K products. Media Links and FOR-A will collaborate on system proposals, design and integration of next-generation IP broadcasting solutions, specifically addressing the Japanese marketplace.
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SMG Delivers Live Video Coverage of Major Cycling Race In Extreme Weather with TVU One
SMG Delivers Live Video Coverage of Major Cycling Race In Extreme Weather with TVU OneDespite unpredictable weather, erratic availability of dependable cellular connections and on-the-go video shots, TVU One consistently delivered outstanding picture quality for our viewers, said Mr. Wang Ting, Director of SMG Technology Center.
TVU Networks IP video transmission solutions were used by one of China’s largest media organizations, Shanghai Media Group (SMG), to successfully deliver live video coverage of the 2016 Tour of Taihu Lake Cycling Race in severe weather conditions.
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Dawn Clarke Named Traveling Picture Show Company Executive Producer
Dawn Clarke Named Traveling Picture Show Company Executive ProducerDawn Clarke will lead the commercial division for WBENC certified company
The Traveling Picture Show Company is pleased to announce Dawn Clarke as Executive Producer. Clarke will be responsible in part for the growth of the company’s resume of work in live-action commercial, experiential, music video, and long form content.
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PlayBox Technology Experiences Thriving Business at Record-Breaking NAB New York
PlayBox Technology Experiences Thriving Business at Record-Breaking NAB New YorkPlayBox Technology reports very positive reaction to its Neo and CloudAir broadcast channel branding and playout solutions among delegates attending the 2016 NAB Show New York. Preliminary registered attendance indicate that the November 9-10 event at the Javits Center attracted a record-breaking 15,404 visitors, nearly 30 per cent up on the equivalent 2015 figure.
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NewBlueFX Launches New Version of Flagship Video Titling Tool
NewBlueFX Launches New Version of Flagship Video Titling ToolTitler Pro 5 includes over 60 improvements to make titling more efficient than ever before
NewBlue Inc., a leading provider of video titling technology, effects, and transitions, today announced the newest version of their flagship titling tool, Titler Pro 5. Titler Pro 5 accelerates titling by delivering an easy-to-learn and familiar workflow with a wide range of pre-built templates and animations, compatible with the top non-linear video editing programs.
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Leftchannel's Animated Short "Fred" Screens at the Midwest Independent Film Festival This Week
Leftchannel's Animated Short "Fred" Screens at the Midwest Independent Film Festival This WeekLeftchannel’s animated short “Fred” has been selected to screen at the prestigious Midwest Independent Film Festival this week. Featuring the artistic capabilities of leftchannel’s creative team, including the mastery of 3D character animation, “Fred” continues its successful journey on the international film festival circuit this fall.
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Visual Data Drives New Business Growth with Telestream Vantage Platform
Visual Data Drives New Business Growth with Telestream Vantage PlatformTelestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Visual Data Media Services, one of the largest media processing and distribution service companies in the world, is relying on intelligent workflow management provided by Telestream Vantage media processing platform to transform its business model. Using Vantage, Visual Data has created an assembly line approach to digital manufacturing that has improved its bottom line, and enabled the company to build substantial new revenue streams.
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Sescom Unveils New Professional Broadcast Audio Reference VU Meter
Sescom Unveils New Professional Broadcast Audio Reference VU MeterSescom, a global leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio transformers and interface technology, unveils a new balanced-stereo analog audio reference VU meter, the SES-VUA-1RU, that is housed in a compact 1RU powder-coated steel enclosure for professional broadcasting where space is a consideration.
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Sixty’s Ease Live Wins Streaming Media Europe Innovation Award
Sixty’s Ease Live Wins Streaming Media Europe Innovation AwardSixty today announced that Ease Live, its innovative product that enables clickable on-air graphics on any device, has been chosen as the winner in the Best Streaming Innovation category in the Streaming Media Europe Readers’ Choice Awards. "We are delighted that Ease Live has received this recognition from Streaming Media Europe" said Henriette Sæther, CCO at Sixty. “Ease Live enables viewers to create a personalised experience that is unique to them, deepening their engagement and increasing their enjoyment – Ease Live is the perfect balance between what the users really want and what the producer can control."
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Arena Television chooses Barnfind Gear for World's First 4K IP Trucks
Arena Television chooses Barnfind Gear for World's First 4K IP TrucksArena Television, known as leaders in innovation for OB trucks, have introduced the world’s first IP-based UHD High Dynamic Range trucks to their fleet and chosen Barnfind gear for their signal distribution. Arena Television will use BarnOne and BarnMini products, including the new BarnMini-07 CWDM multiplexers, to transport signals from these next generation production trucks to remote positions.
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PlayBox Technology's CloudAir and AirBox Neo Supports Tring TV, Albania
PlayBox Technology's CloudAir and AirBox Neo Supports Tring TV, AlbaniaTring TV, one of Albania's leading broadcasters and IPTV service-providers, has upgraded its playout infrastructure to a combination of PlayBox Technology Neo servers and CloudAir online services. The integrated system provides all the resources needed to deliver 27 television channels. Available exclusively from PlayBox Technology and its regional partners, the PlayBox Neo suite is based around the AirBox Neo playout server. Designed for 24/7 unattended operation, it can also be operated manually – including the ability to handle live-to-air throughput. AirBox Neo supports UHD, HD and SD in single server.
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Audinate Introduces Dante Analog Output Module
The Dante Analog Output Module offers manufacturers an easy option for quickly developing Dante endpoints
Audinate®, creator of the industry-leading audio networking technology Dante™, has announced the immediate availability of the Dante Analog Output Module, a complete, small form factor PCB that allows for rapid development of Dante-to-analog endpoints. Manufacturers can use this module in a variety of small footprint enclosures with appropriate analog connectors to rapidly bring finished products to market.
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NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production Course
NFTS Selects Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow for Sports Production CourseReplicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware.
Blackmagic Design today announced its broadcast infrastructure products are being used by the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) as part of a new diploma in Sports Production. Replicating industry standard workflows, the NFTS has designed and implemented a solution featuring Blackmagic’s URSA Mini 4K PL, equipped with the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, and ATEM live production hardware. The diploma is delivered in partnership with IMG, one of the world’s largest independent sports producers, and aims to equip students with the editorial skills required to produce state of the art sports and live events coverage as well as highlights content.
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Free 35mm Screening of Truffaut's 'Day for Night' at Sony Pictures
Free 35mm Screening of Truffaut's 'Day for Night' at Sony PicturesA Q&A with the film’s cinematographer, Pierre-William Glenn, AFC will follow the film, moderated by FD Times editor Jon Fauer.
Band Pro Presents: Free ‘Day for Night’ 35mm Screening at Sony Pictures. Band Pro will host a free 35mm screening of Day for Night on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Sony Pictures’ Madison Backstage Theater. A Q&A with the film’s cinematographer, Pierre-William Glenn, AFC will follow the film and be moderated by FD Times editor Jon Fauer. The screening is being presented as part of Band Pro’s One World Open House 2016 celebration of French Cinema.
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Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Archion's Ultra High Performance EditStor Omni Media Storage Certified for Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve StudioArchion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS systems – designed for 4K workflows in post-production, finishing, graphics, visual effects, and other types of video media – have been certified for use with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
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SSL C10 Helps to Drive Change at ITV News
SSL C10 Helps to Drive Change at ITV NewsA competent person can drive a show even though there is some quite complex configuration hidden underneath.
UK broadcaster ITV has been evolving its approach to regional news production and in turn has been remodeling its studios to embrace a flexible way of working. As part of this move, new facilities have been built in the Wales, Channel, Tyne Tees, Central, West Country, and Anglia ITV regions - all of which have SSL C10 HD Plus broadcast consoles in their sound studios.
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Fayetteville PEG Channel Improves Workflows, Anchors Full HD Production with Broadcast Pix
Fayetteville PEG Channel Improves Workflows, Anchors Full HD Production with Broadcast PixFayTV, the government access channel for the City of Fayetteville, N.C., purchased two Broadcast Pix™ integrated production switchers with BPNet™ last summer to improve its workflows and complete its HD transition. The new Mica 1000 is used to produce government meetings from the PEG (public, education, government) channel’s temporary facilities near City Hall, while the new Roadie mobile system is dramatically improving remote productions.
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FlipTV Goes Mobile with HITACHI SK-HD1300 Cameras
FlipTV Goes Mobile with HITACHI SK-HD1300 CamerasOutstanding quality, cost-effectiveness and versatility give growing mobile production service provider a competitive edge
For outside broadcast (OB) and mobile production companies, the ultimate quality of their projects starts with the cameras they use. With a goal of cost-effectively producing first-class results for a diverse international clientele, television service provider FlipTV Mobile is using six SK-HD1300 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide pristine video acquisition with exceptional price/performance value.
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Leader Heads to IDFA for IDFA HDR Seminar
Leader Heads to IDFA for IDFA HDR SeminarLeader Electronics Europe heads to Amsterdam shortly to promote the capabilities of its LV5490 4K test instrument at a seminar on High Dynamic Range being held during the International Documentary Film-Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The event is organised by the Dutch Association of Film & TV Professionals (Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging van Film- en televisiemakers).
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Trius is New German Partner for Visionary Solutions
Trius is New German Partner for Visionary SolutionsVisionary Solutions, Inc., a leader in innovative high-bandwidth video networking solutions, has appointed Trius Pro-AV GmbH as its new distributor in Germany. For more than two decades, Trius has been an influential distributor of professional audio and video technologies in Germany, introducing a number of high-profile international firms to the region. The company is one of Germany's foremost distributors of AV technology, covering the Professional and Installed audio and video, Live Sound, and Music sectors with sales and support across the entire country.
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Orange Orders a 2nd Petabyte of MatrixStore Object Storage to Implement Business Continuity Strategies
Orange Orders a 2nd Petabyte of MatrixStore Object Storage to Implement Business Continuity StrategiesObject Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Paris based Orange recently ordered a second petabyte of MatrixStore object storage for the OPTV division. OPTV is responsible for handling for acquisition and archiving of audio visual content for broadcast (SCO) and downloads (Orange VOD) within the group's Content Division. Historically OPTV operations were based on LTO technology that proved to be costly to operate over the long term and, more importantly, limited access to content. In 2015 the company decided to migrate the existing petabyte away from LTO to a more secure and scalable object storage architecture using commodity disk.
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FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDog
FLEX Creative Acquires Noted Marketing, Promotions and Production Company SuchAGoodDogAcquisition Brings New Clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX
FLEX Creative, a creative services agency specializing in the design and production of promotional and in-show content for broadcast television, cable and streaming industry clients, has acquired SuchAGoodDog, the Emmy-nominated marketing, promotions, and production company.  The acquisition brings new clients Fox, ABC, Freeform and Reelz Network to FLEX. The announcement was made jointly today by Peter Martin, Founder/Chief Creative Director, FLEX Creative, and Steve Silverman, Founder/Chief Creative Director, Such A Good Dog.
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AJA Releases Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAP
AJA Releases Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAPAJA Video Systems today released Desktop Software v12.5 for its KONA, Io and T-TAP family of video and audio input/output devices. The v12.5 update adds new support for Apple® Final Cut Pro® X 10.3, Adobe® Creative Cloud® (2017), MXF files, increases streaming capabilities, adds SMPTE 2022-7 support for the KONA IP, and helps enable the latest HDR pipelines.
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Ortana Announces Major Expansion of its Cubix Platform
Ortana Announces Major Expansion of its Cubix PlatformOrtana Media Group announces a major expansion to the capabilities of its Cubix asset management and media orchestration platform. Used by major television channels throughout the world, Cubix is capable of handling all broadcast-related workflows from inception right through to billing. Designed for media management, processing and delivery, it offers a unified configurable platform for easy deployment on site, in the cloud or both. Every element is secure, multi-tenanted, file-agnostic and format-agnostic.
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"FUJINON Days" Held in U.S. and Abroad
"FUJINON Days"  Held in U.S. and AbroadCinematographers and Optical Technicians Put Premier and Cabrio Zooms through their Paces during Educational Seminars
As part of the company’s overall initiative to increase awareness of its Cine-Style zooms among Cinematographers, Camera Operators and Camera Assistants throughout the world, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM, FUJINON has embarked on a series of hands-on, educational seminars. Based on initial reviews from leading feature film and episodic cinematographers as well as rental house lens technicians at each of the regional events, this series has the potential for a long run.
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Magewell Named to 2016 Streaming Media 100 List of Online Video Industry Leaders
Magewell Named to 2016 Streaming Media 100 List of Online Video Industry LeadersCompany honored as one of the most influential and innovative technology vendors in the streaming media market
Magewell is proud to have been selected as one of 2016's Streaming Media 100, Streaming Media magazine's annual list of "the 100 companies that matter most in online video." Chosen by a panel of 11 streaming media experts, the list honors the technology and services companies doing the most interesting, important and innovative work in the industry.
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Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional Council
Wazee Digital's Andy Hurt Named to IABM North America Regional CouncilHurt Will Join Key Broadcast Industry Professionals to Advise IABM on Regional Issues and Advocate for North American Media Technology Suppliers
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Andy Hurt, the company's senior vice president of marketing and business development, has been selected to join the IABM North America Regional Council. Hurt joins 13 other broadcast industry professionals on the new council, charged with promoting local issues and providing advocacy for the North American broadcast and media technology industry. The new IABM North America Regional Council held its first meeting on Nov. 10 at the 2016 NAB Show New York.
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Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter Launched
Most Wanted Tiffen Variable Viewing Filter LaunchedTiffen’s Filter expert Eren Ibrahim is at Camerimage Film Festival in Poland 12-19th November with the new VVF as well as other filters from the Tiffen range
Responding to the demands of cinematographers & lighting professionals worldwide, Tiffen has launched its new Variable Viewing Filter (VVF), incorporating Tiffen’s award-winning Variable ND filter, offering indexed 2-8 stops and with the unique ability to easily add any 49mm ring filter from their vast range. The VVF allows the user to add additional Neutral Density filters to increase the stop range, UV Filters and Polarizers, or even special FX and diffusion filters for pre-visualization of a scene without the need to reposition the camera.
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Image Matters B20 Module Integrates OmniTek SDI FPGA Core
Image Matters B20 Module Integrates OmniTek SDI FPGA CoreDelivers 12G-SDI Interoperability
As UHD and 4K become more prevalent, broadcast equipment manufacturers must be able to seamlessly inter-connect SDI formats and convert between quad-link 3G, dual-link 6G and single-link 12G-SDI. SDI FPGA core from OmniTek provides real-time fast connectivity solutions for Image Matters B20 Module. Simply integrating the IP core into the B20 Module will give instant SDI connectivity for 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI in any video format.
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Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating System
Blackmagic DeckLink and UltraStudio Devices Used with Slomo.tv’s Sports Officiating SystemBlackmagic Design today announced that its DeckLink Quad 2, DeckLink 4K Pro and UltraStudio 4K Extreme capture and playback devices are used with Slomo.tv Inc.’s sports officiating system, videoReferee®. The system has become hugely popular with broadcasters and sports leagues, including the recent Rio Summer Olympics. Slomo.tv’s videoReferee®-IIM3 system, which is based around three DeckLink Quad 2 cards, was used to judge canoe competitions at the Rio games, and the DeckLink Quad 2’s real–time performance was a key feature.
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Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve Studio
Spanish Feature Animation Ozzy Completed Using DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Barcelona based post production house, Moonlight Cinema, has completed both the digital intermediate and finishing of the new children’s animated film “Ozzy” on DaVinci Resolve Studio. Post production director Alejandro Matus and colorist Ignasi González produced more than 40 different deliveries of the animation over a two week period, using Moonlight Cinema’s three DaVinci Resolve color grading suites to cater for everything from different aspect ratios and frame rates through to multiple language versions.
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IABM announces new North America Regional Council Chair and Members
IABM announces new North America Regional Council Chair and MembersIABM announces new North America Regional Council Chair and Members Broad experience and market expertise to deliver greater regional focus for IABM member companies IABM today announced the full line-up for its North America Regional Council and its new chair. Drawn from the rapidly growing number of North American member companies, the new Regional Council will continue to provide an influential voice in the region’s broadcast and media technology industry.
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Next Step Selects ATEME’s TITAN to Power the First HEVC DTH Service in Thailand
Next Step Selects ATEME’s TITAN to Power the First HEVC DTH Service in ThailandATEME announced today that Next Step, a Thai multi-channel DTH operator and distributor and the owner of Freeview HD and Good TV — a new HD DTH Free to Air satellite TV Platform— is using ATEME’s TITAN solution. TITAN will encode and transcode to H264 and HEVC formats SD and HD content for Next Step’s satellite Direct to Home (DTH) TV offering in the country.
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AMT ENGenesis™ Revolutionizes Video/Audio/Data IP Network Communications for Broadcast Video Field Operations
AMT ENGenesis™ Revolutionizes Video/Audio/Data IP Network Communications for Broadcast Video Field OperationsInnovative 2/7GHz BAS Band Communications Solution with FCC Part 74 Acceptance on Display at NAB New York
Accelerated Media Technologies (AMT) Inc. is showcasing its ENGenesis™ bi-directional 2/7GHz BAS band communications solution at NAB New York (booth # 601). Based on industry standard Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, ENGenesis incorporates innovative IP architecture to enable high-bandwidth IP bi-directional connectivity of A/V streams, VoIP and Internet traffic with up to 50% greater sensitivity even at low levels in areas with obstructions such as heavy tree coverage.
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Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle Expedition
Blackmagic announces Adam Savage's Tested Uses Micro Cinema Cameras to Shoot Arctic Circle ExpeditionThe Tested team was invited by astronaut Chris Hadfield as part of his Generator Arctic team on the Quark Expeditions tour.
Blackmagic Design today announced that DP and lead producer Joey Fameli used several Micro Cinema Cameras to shoot a recent Arctic Circle expedition. Fameli also uses the Micro Cinema Cameras, along with Pocket Cinema Cameras, Studio Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio, to shoot and grade content for Tested, which is a website dedicated to covering ‘anything that’s awesome’ in science, exploration, nature, emerging technology, consumer technology and more.
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NAB New York: JVC Launches VIDEOCLOUD Live Streaming Platform
NAB New York: JVC Launches VIDEOCLOUD Live Streaming PlatformJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced JVC VIDEOCLOUD, an online video and live streaming platform designed for small and medium-size enterprises, such as houses of worship, wedding videographers, and schools. Complete with a content management system and customization tools, JVC VIDEOCLOUD provides both private and public reliable viewer experiences. JVC will demonstrate the new service during the NAB Show New York (Booth #1515), which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center.
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Bannister Lake Enhances Traffic System Integration in Brando Multi-Channel Branding Software
Bannister Lake Enhances Traffic System Integration in Brando Multi-Channel Branding SoftwareAddition of BXF support enables standards-based exchange of program schedule and as-run data between broadcast business systems and feature-rich branding automation software
Bannister Lake has vastly expanded the integration possibilities between its powerful Brando branding automation solution and third-party traffic and billing systems with the addition of support for the Broadcast Exchange Format (BXF), the SMPTE standard that streamlines interoperability and data exchange in broadcast and production workflows.
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Bright TV Thailand Upgrades to PlayBox Technology ProductionAirBox Neo
Bright TV Thailand Upgrades to PlayBox Technology ProductionAirBox NeoBright TV, one of Thailand's most highly respected broadcasters, has upgraded its playout system to a PlayBox Technology ProductionAirbox Neo. "Bright TV has been using a PlayBox Technology AirBox system very successfully for the past three years," comments the network's senior broadcast technician Ampol Phimphila. "Upgrading to a ProductionAirBox Neo enables us to make greater use of studio insertion, handling a wider range of file formats and extending the output to four channels.
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SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and Future
SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition Celebrates Industry's Past, Present, and FutureKeynote and Technical Program Offer Familiar Look Back and Inspiring Look Ahead; Event Concludes With Star-Studded SMPTE Centennial Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016), held on Oct. 25-27 in Hollywood, California, drew nearly 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event featuring 72 expert presentations and more than 108 exhibitors spread across two exhibit halls. This year's event culminated with the SMPTE Centennial Gala, a celebration of the Society's 100th birthday.
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Roland Announces VR-4HD High-Definition AV Mixer
Roland Announces VR-4HD High-Definition AV MixerRoland today announces the introduction of its VR-4HD High-Definition AV Mixer, an easy-to-use, compact and portable AV Mixer that integrates a digital audio mixer, video switcher, multi-viewer touch screen and USB video/audio streaming interface into a stand-alone device.
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Leader to Demonstrate Latest 4K HDR Test and Measurement Technology at SATIS 2016
Leader to Demonstrate Latest 4K HDR Test and Measurement Technology at SATIS 2016Leader Electronics Europe will demonstrate the latest options for its LV5490 waveform monitor to television content producers, postproduction facility managers and broadcasters attending the November 15-17 SATIS show in Paris. Exhibiting on stand 3-E02, Leader will be represented by European regional development manager Kevin Salvidge and colleagues from Paris-based channel partner TRM.
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Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic Touch
Vicon Motion Capture Technology Gives Doctor Strange The Magic TouchVicon’s outstanding accuracy and clarity supports Framestore capture scenes for Marvel’s latest comic book superhero Doctor Strange
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life science industries, today announced that award-winning UK visual effects company Framestore used Vicon motion capture cameras for Marvel Studios latest superhero film Doctor Strange.
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Matrox at Inter BEE 2016 — Product Preview
X.mio3 IP, X.mio3 12G & M264 Family Will be Featured Alongside Matrox Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliances
At Inter BEE 2016 , Matrox® Video and local distributor Japan Material will feature the acclaimed Monarch™ family of video streaming and recording appliances, including the new Monarch LCS dual-synchronized H.264 capture and streaming appliance.
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RTL Nieuws to Rely on Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Mobile Transmitter for Live US Election Results Show
RTL Nieuws to Rely on Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Mobile Transmitter for Live US Election Results ShowDutch news channel to transmit four-hour show to its two million viewers live from New York with compact LIVE+ EnGo
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, has announced that Dutch broadcaster, RTL Nieuws, will be covering tomorrow night's US election results from a studio in New York in a special four-hour long live show, using Dejero’s compact and mobile LIVE+ EnGo to transmit video and audio back to the Netherlands.
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Sapphire, BCC, and mocha Pro Compatibility Released in Adobe CC 2017
Sapphire, BCC, and mocha Pro Compatibility Released in Adobe CC 2017Exciting release of Adobe CC 2017 and compatibility , last call for NAB NY 2016 and more content including an in-depth look at transitions!
We are happy to announce that Sapphire, Boris Continuum Complete, and mocha Pro are all 100% compatible with the freshly released Adobe CC 2017. If you are interested in using "Team Projects", please be aware this feature is still in beta. There are a couple of minor issues we are still working to correct within the new, shared workflow. For example, if you try and load a sequence with Sapphire effects on a machine that does not have Sapphire licensed, Premiere will crash. Please contact the appropriate support department for more info on working with either Sapphire, BCC, or mocha Pro and Team Projects in Adobe CC 2017.
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Trilogy Shares in Two More Awards for the VRT-EBU LiveIP Project
Trilogy Shares in Two More Awards for the VRT-EBU LiveIP ProjectTVB Awards for both Live Broadcast Production & Innovation and R&D for Outstanding Technical Achievement
Belgian Broadcaster VRT and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that the VRT-EBU LiveIP Studio Project has won two TVB Awards at an event held in London (UK) on 19 October 2016 to celebrate the year's achievements in TV production. These awards are the latest acknowledgements of the project’s success and follow three other notable wins over the last year. The project received a special recognition award at the IABM Design & Innovation Awards at IBC2015, an award for Technology & Innovation given by the EBU in 2016 and the IBC 2016 Innovation award.
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Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcordersVariCam LT was chosen on the basis of its ergonomics, light weight and, especially, low light performance.
Utah-based production company Lenzworks recently shot the second season of "Relative Race," a co-production with broadcast partner BYUtv, with a dozen VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. An ingenious pairing of a race against time with a genealogy hunt, Relative Race pits four couples against each other in a race from Miami, FL to Boston, MA, with required stops along the way to complete challenges, then meet and stay with relatives they previously didn’t know existed. The prize for the winning couple: $50,000.
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Facilis Technology Helps Establish Collaborative Workflows for Hong Kong Broadcaster
Facilis Technology Helps Establish Collaborative Workflows for Hong Kong BroadcasterReseller Picture Planes helps Fung Ying Seen Koon revolutionize productivity and creativity with a modern shared storage environment
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets has installed a TerraBlock 24D 48TB shared storage system in a new broadcast production facility in Hong Kong. Taoist religious and cultural organization, Fung Ying Seen Koon (FYSK), broadcasts a single TV channel over Hong Kong’s IPTV network. It is now using its new Facilis TerraBlock to revolutionize production workflows, introducing far more collaboration between its editors and program producers.
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Zylight Offers Professional LED Lighting Options at NAB Show New York
Zylight Offers Professional LED Lighting Options at NAB Show New YorkZylight, a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase a variety of professional LED lighting instruments for broadcast, film, and stage production at the NAB Show New York, which runs Nov. 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center. Co-exhibiting with distribution partner USHIO in Booth 325, Zylight will demonstrate its own lights as well as options from Aladdin and LDDE, which the company distributes exclusively throughout North and South America.
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StreamGuys Launches 'IsMyStreamUp' Automated Monitoring Service
StreamGuys Launches 'IsMyStreamUp' Automated Monitoring ServiceNew standalone offering brings powerful, 24/7 stream monitoring to more users in an affordable, self-serve, CDN-agnostic solution
StreamGuys, a pioneering content delivery network and streaming media provider, has launched IsMyStreamUp, a fully-automated, cloud-based service that enables users of any CDN or streaming platform to continually monitor the status of their Internet streams, critical content assets and production workflows.
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Dejero Brings New Mobile and Cloud-managed IP Connectivity to NAB SHOW 2016
Dejero Brings New Mobile and Cloud-managed IP Connectivity to NAB SHOW 2016Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced it will showcase the latest developments in its IP connectivity solutions for electronic newsgathering (ENG) and remote broadcasting at the NAB Show New York exhibition (New York, 9 – 10 November, booth 1015).
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Mosaic LA Purchases FUJINON Lenses for 4K Live Streaming Worship Services & Events
Los Angeles-based church Mosaic relies heavily on video production to reach its community worldwide. For the past four years, the church has live-streamed sermons to thousands of people. Mosaic also has built a large podcast following in recent years. Looking to transition into a fully 4K video production environment, Mosaic recently purchased four lenses from FUJINON, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: two UA22x8 4K, 2/3-inch portable zooms, a Cabrio 19-90mm lens (ZK4.7x19) and a Cabrio 25-300mm lens (ZK12x25).
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Telestream Highlights Advances in File-based Workflow Solutions at NAB New York
Telestream Highlights Advances in File-based Workflow Solutions at NAB New YorkShowcasing Solutions For Multi-Platform Live & On-demand Streaming, Transcoding and Workflow Automation, QC &
At NAB Show New York 2016, Telestream® (booth 1414), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will showcase scalable broadcast quality live streaming solutions, the latest advances in video encoding and transcoding systems, and a new suite of QC tools. Visitors to the Telestream booth will be able to see demonstrations of Vantage, Telestream's powerful, scalable, software-enabled media processing platform that manages all media services from the camera to the point of distribution.
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Camera Corps Demonstrating Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat at NAB Show New York
Camera Corps Demonstrating Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat at NAB Show New YorkCamera Corps specialises in providing remote camera solutions for reality television shows as well as very large-scale sports, entertainment and stage events.
Camera Corps will demonstrate examples from its range of specialised broadcast cameras at the 2016 NAB Show, New York, November 9-10. Exhibiting on the Vitec Videocom stand, 625, Camera Corps will be represented by operations manager Neil Ashworth.
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