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Canon developing high-sensitivity network camera that achieves high visibility even for long-range nighttime surveillance*
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a high-sensitivity network camera equipped with a fast, high-magnification lens capable of long-range color image capture, even at night, enabling the surveying of subjects that might be hard to see with the naked eye.
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Telestream to Unveil Episode 7 at IBC
News: Telestream to Unveil Episode 7 at IBCFeaturing performance gains, improved functionality and expanded format support
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will unveil the latest version of its Episode video encoding software at the IBC tradeshow (Hall 7, G30). Scheduled for release in early Q4 2015, the new version brings bigger performance gains, added format support, and easier to use features.
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Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School Level
News: Filmed Academy Invests In 18 Panasonic Varicam 35 4k Camera/Recorders To Advance Filmmaking Instruction At High School LevelFilmEd Academy of the Arts (Newport Beach, CA), which for the past 15 years has provided production services and filmmaking training to high schools throughout Orange County, recently added 18 Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders to its camera inventory.
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Telestream Introduces Wirecast Go: Converts iPhones into Live Broadcast Studio
News: Telestream Introduces Wirecast Go: Converts iPhones into Live Broadcast Studio Wirecast Go’s professional production capabilities empower field-based news crews to create live streaming productions with a major network look and feel
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced the introduction of Wirecast Go, a stand-alone iPhone live streaming application that adds to ENG (Electronic News Gathering) teams’ ability to be first to break the news. The App enables users to capture content using their iPhone camera, insert graphics, logos, titles and other images and then stream live directly to YouTube or any other RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) server supported by a wide variety of content delivery networks (CDNs).
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Grass Valley Partners with EBU, VRT, and Other Industry Suppliers on World’s First Live IP Production Studio
News: Grass Valley Partners with EBU, VRT, and Other Industry Suppliers on World’s First Live IP Production StudioGroup to preview system at IBC 2015
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Belgian public broadcasting company VRT have unveiled the LiveIP Project, a multi-vendor system integration to showcase IP-based live broadcast production. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is collaborating with the EBU, VRT, and other industry partners to implement a live TV production studio at VRT’s premises in Brussels. It uses state-of-the-art IT-centric hardware and software to enable broadcasters to produce programs quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.
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IBC2015: Zylight Shines with F8-200 2K LED Fresnel, Newz On-Camera Light at IBC2015
News: IBC2015: Zylight Shines with F8-200 2K LED Fresnel, Newz On-Camera Light at IBC2015
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will showcase its new F8-200 LED Fresnel and Newz on-camera LED light at IBC2015 (Stand 11.E38), which runs Sept. 11-15 at RAI Amsterdam. The F8-200 is designed for location shoots or studio installations, while the compact Newz is built for broadcast news and other run-and-gun shooting applications.
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Anton/Bauer Announces New CINE Battery Series at the 2015 IBC Show
News: Anton/Bauer Announces New CINE Battery Series at the 2015 IBC ShowIBC 2015, Stand E55, Hall 11
Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery and charging technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, announces its new CINE battery series for digital cinema cameras. The CINE battery series was designed to be the safest and most durable mobile power solution for professional cinematographers.
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View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in Turin
News: View Conference 2015 Names Keynote Speakers: Mark Osborne, Randy Thom, Jorge Gutierrez and Shannon Tindle; Italy's Premiere Computer Graphics Conference to be Held October 19-23 in TurinThe 16th annual VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere annual gathering of industry professionals presenting the latest news and trends across all areas of the digital arts, including Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, has announced this year’s stellar lineup of Keynote Speakers. Please see: http://www.viewconference.it/
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Reggae Sun Ska Festival Relies on MultiCam Systems
News: Reggae Sun Ska Festival Relies on MultiCam SystemsReggae Sun Ska Festival Relies on multiCam Systems
multiCAM Systems announced today that its MULTICAM STUDIO all-in-one solution for live video production captured the 18th annual Reggae Sun Ska festival, streaming it live on YouTube to viewers around the world.
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Telestream at IBC 2015
News: Telestream at IBC 2015New Vantage Camera Ingest option saves time for post & news users; VOD Producer DAI establishes significant new revenue streams for broadcasters & content owners in every geographic region
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Anton/Bauer Announces New 7.2V Series of Li-Ion Batteries and Chargers
News: Anton/Bauer Announces New 7.2V Series of Li-Ion Batteries and ChargersAnton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery and charging technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, is proud to announce new L-Series 7.2V batteries and chargers that offer long, reliable run-times for professional video cameras and accessories.
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TSL Unveils New TallyMan Virtual Panel at IBC 2015
At IBC 2015 on stand 10.B41, leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, will unveil a new Virtual Panel add on option for TallyMan, a control system that coordinates critical infrastructure components in a TV facility, to ensure that creative teams, talent and camera operators are aware of (and can instruct) relevant systems at pertinent times throughout the production.
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Canon Announces World's First 4k Uhd Wide-angle Broadcast Lens*
Canon Introduces the First in its New Line of 4K 2/3-inch Broadcast Lenses with the CJ12ex4.3B Portable Lens**, with Best-in-Class features
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ12ex4.3B portable 4K 2/3-inch broadcast lens, the world’s first* 4K wide-angle lens for use with 4K broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This will be the first in a new line of 4K broadcast lenses intended to support a range of 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) productions. Designed as a portable wide-angle 12x zoom lens, the CJ12ex4.3B is ideal for Electronic Field Production (EFP) and Electronic News Gathering (ENG) broadcast applications covering news, sports, live events and filmmakers creating documentary projects desiring 4K quality. Canon is also developing a portable, longer-zoom 4K lens that will further extend 4K UHD production capabilities.
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Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s Yonkers
News: Technicolor PostWorks Helps David Simon Recreate 1980s YonkersPost-production for Show Me a Hero, the new 6-part drama debuting on HBO this month, recently wrapped up at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The post house handled dailies processing, editorial conforming, final color grading and deliverables. It also provided sound mixing through its PostWorks facility.
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BL Ingest Integrated with New Sony Media Navigator
IBC 2015, Amsterdam, Stand 7.G07 : Blue Lucy has today announced that is has completed the integration of its linear video and file-based ingest toolset, BL Ingest, with Media Navigator, Sony’s new cost effective and scalable asset management solution for the broadcast market.
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IBC2015: Zylight 'Spread the Newz' Contest Offers Free On-Camera Lights
News: IBC2015: Zylight 'Spread the Newz' Contest Offers Free On-Camera LightsZylight ‘Spread the Newz’ Contest Offers Free On-Camera Lights During IBC2015
Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, is encouraging IBC2015 attendees to “Spread the Newz” via Twitter about its Newz on-camera light. During the #SpreadTheNewz IBC Giveaway, Zylight will award one Newz to someone who tweets about the new light each day during the show, which runs Sept. 11-15 at RAI Amsterdam.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing/availability For AG-DVX200PJ 4K
News: Panasonic Announces Pricing/availability For AG-DVX200PJ 4KNEW JERSEY
Panasonic has announced that its highly-anticipated AG-DVX200PJ 4K large-sensor, 4/3” handheld camcorder will begin deliveries in October 2015 with a suggested list price of $4,695. The DVX200PJ is the first in a new generation of large sensor, multi-format professional camcorders capable of capturing 4K/UHD, HD and SD, including cinematic DCI 4K 4096x2160.
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Timecode Systems Now Shipping the :mini trx+ With B:LINK Compatibility
Timecode Systems Ltd., a pioneer in wireless technologies for sharing timecode and metadata, today announced its role in a Timecode Systems Ltd., a pioneer in wireless technologies for sharing timecode, sync, and metadata, announced today it is now shipping the :mini trx+ with B:LINK compatibility. The :mini trx+ also features several new upgrades that improve performance and provide increased mounting options.
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Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family - The EOS M3 Digital Camera
News: Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family - The EOS M3 Digital CameraCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon's outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces new Canon EF 35MM F/1.4L II USM Lens
News: Canon U.S.A. Introduces new Canon EF 35MM F/1.4L II USM LensNew L-Series Lens is First to Feature Canon’s Proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics That Achieves a Higher Level of Chromatic Aberration Correction For Superb Image Quality
Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens for EOS system cameras – a wide-angle fixed-focal-length Canon EF lens that is the world’s first* to utilize the Company’s newly-developed and exclusive Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics). This new optical technology utilizes organic material newly developed by Canon to achieve a higher level of chromatic aberration correction than other existing technologies resulting in outstanding high-quality imaging performance.
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Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family- The EOS M3 Digital Camera
THE EOS M3 DIGITAL camera The Power and Versatility of an EOS Camera in a New Light
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.
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PESA Spotlights Cheetah Flex Hybrid Routing Solution, NewTek Integration at IBC2015
News: PESA Spotlights Cheetah Flex Hybrid Routing Solution, NewTek Integration at IBC2015PESA, a leading designer and manufacturer of streaming, routing, and AV integration products, will demonstrate its new Cheetah Flex hybrid routing environment and integrated NewTek routing solution at IBC2015 (Stand 8.E47), which runs Sept. 11-15 at Amsterdam RAI.
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4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K Day
News: 4K Optics Defined to Standing Room Crowd During First-Ever FUJIFILM 4K DayIt was standing room only at the recent FUJIFILM 4K Day held at the Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) in Culver City, California on August 13, with attendees eager to discover what makes a 4K lens truly 4K. The crowd - a cross section of DPs, engineers, company executives, TV and film rental house personnel – got to see the much buzzed about 4K PL-mount Cine-Style and Ultra HD lenses for 2/3-inch broadcast cameras operating side by side and participate in a Q&A following detailed presentations by FUJIFILM executives about the nature of 4K optics.
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Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015
News: Band Pro to Unveil New S35xFF Expander at IBC 2015Band Pro Munich GmbH (the European branch of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.) will unveil the new IB/E Super 35 to Full Frame Expander at this year’s IBC show. The highly anticipated S35xFF Expander provides full sensor coverage from any S35 lens (including the 8K Weapon sensor), and promises to be a critical addition to the pro cinematography tool kit.
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Telestream shortlisted for IABM Design & Innovation Award
Telestream®, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, today announced that its new Camera Ingest option for Vantage has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Post Production category of the IABM Design & Innovation Awards. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.
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Range of FOR-A Video Production Solutions to Make Show Debut at IBC
News: Range of FOR-A Video Production Solutions to Make Show Debut at IBCBooth highlights include the compact FT-ONE-S 4K camera, new version of the HVS-2000 vision mixer, and HVS-100 vision mixer with Brainstorm software via Thunderbolt2 interface
At the upcoming IBC Show, FOR-A will showcase a variety of video production solutions, including its new FT-ONE-S compact 4K high speed camera, the company’s popular line of vision mixers, including a new control panel for the HVS-2000 unit, as well as its new multi-channel studio server - the Insight Server. FOR-A will exhibit in Hall 2, Stand A51 during the show, which takes place September 11-15 at the RAI Amsterdam.
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I-MOVIX and Polecam Deliver A New Way to Use Ultra Slow Motion
News: I-MOVIX and Polecam Deliver A New Way to Use Ultra Slow MotionI-MOVIX and Polecam have collaborated on the development of a new product of the class-leading X10 ultra slow motion range. Already in use by Logo2 Producciones for behind-the-goal action at top Spanish football matches, the system is based on a lightweight configuration of the I-MOVIX X10 system optimised for use with Polecam cranes for portability, speed, and flexibility in situations where the camera needs to be closer to the action.
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Nice Shoes Creative Studio and Grey Tell A Story With Air Particles for 3M
News: Nice Shoes Creative Studio and Grey Tell A Story With Air Particles for 3MIn devising a spot to showcase 3M’s Filtrete™ Air Filters’ removal of indoor air particles, Grey presented a unique challenge for Nice Shoes Creative Studio. They needed to shoot actual air particles (visible to the naked eye) to make people aware of how much dust, allergens and bacteria are contained in the air that people breathe in every day. Director Harry Dorrington presented an efficient solution utilizing the creative resources of Nice Shoes – including colorist Chris Ryan – to take the project from concept to completion. View it here: https://vimeo.com/135076890
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Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy Nominees
News: Chainsaw Provides Post Services for Emmy NomineesPost Factory, Pixel Underground, Bling Digital and SIM Digital also lend their expertise to nominated series, documentaries and specials.
Chainsaw, A SIM Group company, provided post production services for 11 television productions that received a total of 54 nominations in the 67th Emmy® Awards.
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ARRI PCA for Canon EOS cameras: NEW PRO CAMERA ACCESSORIES FOR CANON C300 / C300 Mk II / C500
News: ARRI PCA for Canon EOS cameras: NEW PRO CAMERA ACCESSORIES FOR CANON C300 / C300 Mk II / C500Designed specifically for Canon’s latest Cinema EOS cameras, ARRI PCA introduces a new cine plate for film set environments, an adjustable broadcast plate for documentary-style filming and a handy top-mounted support plate.
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New JVC Blu-ray Recorder Adds Live HDMI Recording
News: New JVC Blu-ray Recorder Adds Live HDMI RecordingRecords to the 1TB internal hard drive and optical disc simultaneously
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the SR-HD2700, its most advanced professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck, with the ability to record a live HDMI signal from a video camera or DSLR without HDCP encryption. Also new for the SR-HD2700 is the ability to record to the upgraded 1TB internal hard drive and an optical disc simultaneously, which provides redundancy and eliminates the need to copy video files to another disc after recording.
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Hernando County Upgrades Studio, Remote Shoots with Broadcast Pix
News: Hernando County Upgrades Studio, Remote Shoots with Broadcast PixIn 1998, Hernando County Government Broadcasting was established in Brooksville, Fla., with two VHS recorders and one camera on the wall of the Boards Meeting Room in the government center. Led since its inception by Rick Foti, video production manager, the quality of its productions has improved significantly over the years. Recently, the station’s production values took another major step forward with the purchase of two Broadcast Pix™ Mica™ integrated production switchers.
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FMG Creates Broadcast Workflow for Swatch Freeride World Tour
California
Blackmagic Design announced today the Swatch Freeride World Tour Alaska leg was broadcast globally with the help of Fountain Media Group (FMG) using Blackmagic Design 4K products, including production switchers, monitors, converters and SSD recorders. The broadcast HQ for the event was 1,500 meters up an Alaskan ridge adjacent a mountain face known as "The Venue.” The crew staged and camped for 11 days with Blackmagic Design equipment, waiting for the perfect weather conditions to run the one day competition and live broadcast.
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New Simon Pegg film “Absolutely Anything” graded with DaVinci Resolve at Mytherapy founder and chief colorist, Dado Valentic.
Blackmagic Design today announced that “Absolutely Anything,” this summer’s new British sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg, has been graded on DaVinci Resolve Studio by Mytherapy
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​​Blackmagic Design Announces New Lower Price for Blackmagic Studio Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced it will make the optical fiber connection on its Blackmagic Studio Camera models a user installed option allowing the company to reduce the retail price of the camera. The HD model will reduce in price by $300 and the Ultra HD model will reduce in price by $500.
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Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award
News: Panasonic's Varicam 35 4k Camera Imager To Receive Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence AwardThe Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has announced that Panasonic is a recipient of the organization's 2015 Engineering Excellence Award for the company's development of the 4K camera imager in its VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder. The coveted honor will be bestowed on November 12, 2015 during the tenth annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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RE:Vision Effects releases DE:Flicker with GPU support for Premiere Pro
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces DE:Flicker™ for Adobe® Premiere Pro®, with support now included when purchasing DE:Flicker for After Effects. DE:Flicker continues to be available for Final Cut Pro X and Motion, which requires a separate license.
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Chicago's Bridges Media Shoots Broadcast Spots For Teeoff.com
News: Chicago's Bridges Media Shoots Broadcast Spots For Teeoff.comBridges Media (Chicago, IL) and post production company, 11 Dollar Bill, recently produced two broadcast commercial spots for TeeOff.com by PGA Tour with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K camera/recorders. The TeeOff.com website, recently acquired in partnership with EZ Links, offers golfers of all experience levels tee times and deals not found anywhere else.
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NEXT 4K Recorder now with Windows 10, plus new camera inputs support
News: NEXT 4K Recorder now with Windows 10, plus new camera inputs supportCinemartin NEXT 4K 4:4:4 Recorder Computer now with Windows 10, SDI, HDMI, plus GigaEthernet cameras & Usb cameras input support.
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Media Alert: Autodesk Revs Up Artist Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2015
Extensions Deliver Intuitive New Tools, Enhanced Interoperability and Superior Performance; Coincide with Launch of 3D Marketplace on Creative Market
At the SIGGRAPH 2015 Conference and Expo, being held August 11-13 in Los Angeles, CA, Autodesk announced the latest extension releases for its Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016 3D modeling, animation, VFX and rendering software, available to Autodesk Subscription customers beginning August 11 for 3ds Max and September 9 for Maya. Concurrently, the company unveiled the new 3D marketplace on Creative Market – its online platform for purchasing and selling custom content developed by artists. These solutions, along with Autodesk’s newly announced Stingray Game Engine, will be on display throughout SIGGRAPH, with additional resources available on AREA.
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Grass Valley Keeps RIC TV in Brazil on the Leading Edge
News: Grass Valley Keeps RIC TV in Brazil on the Leading EdgeRIC TV, an affiliate of TV Record in Brazil, is expanding its investment in HD production solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, by adding LDX 80 series cameras and a Karrera K-Frame S-series switcher. This is the second time in two years that RIC TV has turned to Grass Valley to outfit one of its production studios with a complete HD solution.
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Studer Audio, RED Cameras Join ASG for San Francisco Events
Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, will host two “Studer Audio & RED Cameras for Broadcast-Level Production” events in the San Francisco area this month to highlight live event and broadcast technologies. On Aug. 18, ASG partner Thresher Communication & Productivity in Sunnyvale will co-host a happy hour featuring Studer’s 52-foot demo production trailer from 5-7:30 p.m., with free appetizers and beverages. On Aug. 19, the trailer will be parked at Civic Center Plaza across from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and lunch will be provided.
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IBC 2015 News: CARTONI Introduces 4 New Fluid Heads for Lightweight Cameras.
News: IBC 2015 News: CARTONI Introduces 4 New Fluid Heads for Lightweight Cameras.In addition to the popular FOCUS HD, the new range combines perfect counterbalance, durability and lightweight for camera packages up to 22kg (
48.50lbs).
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GPL Technologies to Showcase VFXnow at SIGGRAPH
News: GPL Technologies to Showcase VFXnow at SIGGRAPHHardware as a Service approach allows visual effects companies to quickly and affordably scale infrastructure.
GPL Technologies, a premier provider of technology solutions and managedservices to the media and entertainment industry, will showcase agile pipeline solutions for visual effects companies offered by its VFXnow division at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles, Booth 206.
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SMPTE Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders to
Achievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows Will Be Celebrated at SMPTE 2015
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.
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Rock Star Hotel Builds Live Streaming Workflow with Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design announced today that the Rock Star Hotel in Osaka City has built a full 4K broadcast workflow, which is built around three Blackmagic Studio Camera 4Ks and an ATEM Production Studio 4K, to stream live events from the hotel.
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News: German TV series boosted by FilmLight render-free workflow
News: News: German TV series boosted by FilmLight render-free workflowSet-to-finish seamless integration for Germany’s Lerchenberg
The producers of the German television comedy drama series Lerchenberghave implemented a new comprehensive, render-free grading environment from FilmLight. The use of Baselight systems, not only in the grading suite but also on set as well as within plugins for the editor, provides maximum creative control as well as real savings in the time to air.
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Canon Champions Small Business Owners With Maxify Mentors Program And Contest
Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, along with New Mentors Brett Relander, Tim Berry, Rhonda Abrams, and Returning Mentor Ivana Taylor, Engage in MAXIFY Mentors Program
To further highlight the Canon MAXIFY brand of printers, Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the MAXIFY Influencers Program has been expanded to include a mentor program designed to help small businesses navigate the treacherous waters of starting and building a business. Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, along with Ivana Taylor from DIY Marketers, will be joined this year by three new mentors: Social Media Power Influencer and writer Brett Relander, USA Today columnist and author Rhonda Abrams, and software entrepreneur and blogger, Tim Berry. The program will include content created by these mentors and shared on social networks aimed at helping entrepreneurs and small business owners learn from successful small business owners.
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SmallHD’s New 500 Series Firmware Update adds HDMI/SDI Signal Conversion, Downstream 3D LUTs, and more
News: SmallHD’s New 500 Series Firmware Update adds HDMI/SDI Signal Conversion, Downstream 3D LUTs, and moreSmallHD, pioneers of compact, HD field monitors and accessories, releases an extensive set of free features for the brand new Sidefinder, as well as 501 and 502 Full HD 5-inch on-camera monitors—via firmware upgrade version 2.0. Exclusive to SmallHD, the new firmware unlocks the ability to output video containing an embedded 3D LUT to other devices downstream using HDMI, SDI or both at the same time.
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PR: Mirada creates custom VR tech for multi-user experience
News: PR: Mirada creates custom VR tech for multi-user experienceUnique VR Experience is First to Sync Six Viewers Wirelessly and Offer Real-Time Vision-Distorting Effects To Heighten Suspense
Mirada recently partnered with Headcase and ad agency Digital Kitchen to create an immersive VR experience to promote season two of FX’s hit horror drama “The Strain,” developed by Mirada co-founder Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
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EditShare Puts Intelligent Storage and MAM at the Heart of Collaborative Production and Broadcast Workflows at IBC
News: EditShare Puts Intelligent Storage and MAM at the Heart of Collaborative Production and Broadcast Workflows at IBCEditShare evolves; robust platform designed to power the most demanding media workflows; exclusive IBC 2015 “Whisper Suite” gives customers a glimpse into the future
EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, invites production, post and broadcast professionals to get hands-on at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam. Attendees to the IBC show visiting EditShare (stand 7.G37) will get an exclusive look at the following breakthrough technology and real-world workflow advancements:
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"Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production
News: "Southpaw": Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post ProductionOne of Hollywood’s most gifted action directors, Antoine Fuqua explores the rarified violence of the boxing ring in his latest film Southpaw, released this month by The Weinstein Company. The film traces the rise, fall and redemptive resurrection of Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), a talented but troubled fighter who grew up an orphan in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. A boxer himself since his youth in Pittsburgh, Fuqua delivers fight sequences that are both brutal and thrilling. He places the audience directly inside the ring—and sometimes inside Hope’s head—allowing them to experience the action from the perspective of the fighters themselves.
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DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'
News: DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on 'MythBusters'Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Scott Sorensen is using ten Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence, on Discovery Channel’s hit television show “MythBusters.” Scott is also using a MultiView 16, SmartView monitor and numerous Mini Converters Analog to SDI to remotely and wirelessly monitor and control the Pocket Cinema Cameras.
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Zylight Welcomes BLV as Exclusive Distributor in Germany and Austria
News: Zylight Welcomes BLV as Exclusive Distributor in Germany and AustriaZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, today announced BLV is now the exclusive distributor for Zylight products in Germany and Austria.
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Bridging oceans: How new tools are changing remote production
News: Bridging oceans: How new tools are changing remote productionVFX from a tropical paradise
VFX from a tropical paradise Technology has changed the world of post-production, not just in terms of the work produced, but in the way that work is approached. The proliferation of high-speed internet; the continuous move towards a cloud-based workflow; and tools like Skype – and, of course, cineSync – have allowed post-production teams to spread out, often working countries and even continents apart on the very same projects. Technology has seen the post-production world expand and yet grow tighter and more interconnected all at once.
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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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Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products
Imagine Dragons Launches Twitch Channel Using Blackmagic Design Products
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Edit 1 Produces/Posts Visually Stunning New Music
Looking to showcasetheir full palette of talent and creative services, NYC-based studio Edit 1, perhaps best known for their work in test commercials and pre-visualization, has put its creative imprimatur on the new music video “Bayonet” from “electropop songstress” BECA.
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Alexa 65 Hits Theaters With Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
News: Alexa 65 Hits Theaters With Mission: Impossible Rogue NationThe first production to use ARRI Rental’s ALEXA 65 large format digital camera system has hit theaters: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Primarily shot with 35 mm film cameras by Academy Award® winner Robert Elswit, ASC, the fifth installment of the successful blockbuster spy series features a major underwater sequence, which was captured with prototype ALEXA 65 cameras in special HydroFlex housings by Pete Romano, ASC.
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Blackmagic Design Sponsors American Cinema Editors at EditFest
>Blackmagic Design today announced that it will again sponsor the American Cinema Editors (ACE) at EditFest Los Angeles on August 1, 2015. As part of its Platinum sponsorship, Blackmagic Design will be the exclusive sponsor of the ACE EditFest Cocktail Reception.
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Ikegami Maintains Focus On Broadcast Innovation At IBC2015
News: Ikegami Maintains Focus On Broadcast Innovation At IBC2015Ikegami Maintains Focus on Broadcast Innovation at IBC2015
Ikegami, a leader in the development and manufacture of broadcast-quality cameras and production equipment, will show its wide range of systems and technologies at IBC2015 in Amsterdam, September 11-15. Broadcast innovation will be a major theme of the exhibit, including demonstrations of new 4K and 8K cameras. IBC visitors will be able to see how much more advanced these are in image quality compared with 2K cameras.
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Canon's First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent of Over 4M
News: Canon's First Ultra-High-Sensitivity Multi-Purpose Camera Features ISO Equivalent of Over 4MCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today has introduced the Company’s first multi-purpose camera, the new ME20F-SH, which delivers exceptionally high sensitivity to capture Full HD video with a minimum subject illumination of less than 0.0005 lux1(at maximum 75 dB gain setting, equivalent to an ISO sensitivity of over 4,000,000). Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH’s many possible usage applications. With the ability to capture color video in extreme low-light conditions and its simplistic and versatile design, the ME-20F-SH Multi-purpose Camera can be easily incorporated into existing infrastructures and systems to provide high-quality video capture even where subjects might not be seen with the naked eye.
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"Finding Carter" Finds a Home at Chainsaw
News: "Finding Carter" Finds a Home at ChainsawHollywood post-production facility teams with Bling Digital to develop an efficient, smoothly functioning, transcontinental workflow for the hit MTV drama
MTV’s 1-hour drama Finding Carter centers on a girl, played by Kathryn Prescott, who was abducted at age three and as a teenager is reunited with a birth family whom she doesn’t know. Now, in its second season, the show has won critical praise and a growing audience through its provocative take on identity and family relationships.
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Technicolor PostWorks Services Emmy Nominees
News: Technicolor PostWorks Services Emmy Nominees
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Heresy's So & So sparks a festive night of high jinks for Hey Violet
Creative studio Heresy directing duo So & So sparks a vibrant midnight fiesta in the new music video for Hey Violet’s single “I Can Feel It,” via Capitol Records. The video is set in Downtown Los Angeles’ thriving hub of paper mâché delights: the Piñata District, and features the band members enjoying a carefree night of colorful antics.
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Leader To Introduce LV 7390 4-channel 3g/HD/SD-SDI Rasterizer At IBC2015
News: Leader To Introduce LV 7390 4-channel 3g/HD/SD-SDI Rasterizer At IBC2015LEADER has chosen IBC2015 as the venue for the European introduction of the LV 7390 multi-standard rasterizer. First demonstrated at the NAB show in April and now deliverable, the LV 7390 can be used be to measure up to four SDI signals simultaneously. It occupies just 1U and can be deployed for desktop or rackmounted operation.
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Canon Digital Learning Center presents Vlogging and Filmmaking tutorials for VidCon with “Film Riot’s” Ryan Connolly and “TuneTrek’s” MikelParis
How to Film Films with Filmmaking with Ryan Connolly
Filmmaker Ryan Connolly, the face of YouTube’s popular channel “Film Riot,” shows you how to create Hollywood-level productions on a budget. Learn how to select the right camera for your project, how to setup and select composition, how to light for scenes, the importance of audio and much more. As the creator of popular films, like “Portal Combat” and “Real Gone,” Connolly shows you the basics behind films like those. Using minimal equipment – which may include a Canon EOS DSLR, Cinema EOS camera or video camera and accessories – see how you can also produce films like he does.
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Grass Valley Continues to Drive Efficiency and Better Storytelling at IBC
News: Grass Valley Continues to Drive Efficiency and Better Storytelling at IBCAt IBC 2015, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be showcasing its full portfolio of broadcast solutions including cameras, switchers, routers, servers, multiviewers, editing software, automation, playout and much more. Grass Valley experts will be on hand to help visitors improve efficiency and tell better stories by leveraging 4K workflows, IP infrastructure and the cloud. The Grass Valley booth is located at Hall 1, Stand D11.
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Vicon Vantage Debuts in the US at SIGGRAPH 2015
Attendees will see Vantage in action, presentations by Vicon customers, including ILM, Digital Domain and Epic Games, and virtual reality demos powered by Vicon systems
Vicon, the motion capture (mocap) technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life sciences industries, today announced that it will showcase its new intelligent flagship camera platform, Vicon Vantage, for the first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015. Vicon will also host a series of customer presentations, in-booth demonstrations and workshops at its booth (#729), and power virtual reality applications at the event taking place on August 10-13 in Los Angeles, California.
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TVU Networks to Showcase New IP Video Transmission Offerings at Texas' TAB Show
News: TVU Networks to Showcase New IP Video Transmission Offerings at Texas' TAB ShowTVU and Frontline Communications to Also Demonstrate Results of Mobile ENG Partnership
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions, will demonstrate several of its offerings at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) convention at the Renaissance Austin Hotel August 5-6. TVU Networks will exhibit in booth #45 at the show.
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Chaos Group Releases Major Update – V-Ray 3.1 for Maya
Today, Chaos Group announces the immediate availability of V-Ray 3.1 for Maya. V-Ray 3.1 for Maya contains over 100 new and modified features, including Maya 2016 compatibility, numerous V-Ray RT GPU enhancements and two VR cameras. The free update also offers more efficient handling of proxy objects, an improved global illumination algorithm, and faster rendering performance.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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IBC 2015 Preview: Ikegami Announces HDl-57 Full-digital Compact
News: IBC 2015 Preview: Ikegami Announces HDl-57 Full-digital CompactIkegami announces a new addition to its range of broadcast quality television cameras. The HDL-57 is a compact high-definition camera designed for use on remotely controlled pan/tilt heads in applications such as parliamentary television or robotic studios. It can also be used wherever a high-grade fixed-position compact camera is required for intercutting with the output from full-size studio cameras. Camera head and controller are housed in a single robust rectangular unit measuring 90 x 103 x 180 mm (width x depth x height) and weighing 1.5 kg. The HDL-57 can be operated remotely or via its rear control panel.
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DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Now Available for Download
Blackmagic Design today announced that the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12, its professional editing and color correction software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Europe’s First I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Joins AMP Visual TV’s Ultra Motion Fleet
News: Europe’s First I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Joins AMP Visual TV’s Ultra Motion FleetFrench facilities and production company AMP Visual TV has become the first European customer for the I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF ultra motion system.
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World’s first 3-stream uncompressed 4K60 media server: AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw
Wings Engine Raw will be previewed at AED Summer Expo from 23-24 July 2015 in Lint, Belgium; IBC 2015, Stand 8.B15 at Amsterdam RAI from 11-15 September
Pushing the limits of what can be achieved in video playback, Austria’s AV Stumpfl introduces the world’s first and only triple-stream 4K uncompressed media server, Wings Engine Raw.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Video Creator Kits And Its Lineup At Vidcon 2015 Featuring DevinSuperTramp and iJustine
Video Creator Kits Introduced to Help Vloggers Jumpstart Great Online Video Shooting Right Out of the Box
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FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being Delivered
News: FUJINON 4K Ultra HD Series Now Being DeliveredUA22x8 portable zoom and UA80X9 Ultra HD Serieslenses for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery
Introduced in April during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation has announced that the first two lenses in its 4K Ultra HD Series for sports and entertainment applications are available for delivery. The UA22x8 is the first portable zoom lens in the series, and the new UA80X9 is the first field lens.
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Ikegami Connects North Point Ministries With Ikegami HDK-95C and HDL-57 Full Digital HD Cameras
News: Ikegami Connects North Point Ministries With Ikegami HDK-95C and HDL-57 Full Digital HD CamerasAtlanta House of Worship Links Attendees Across Five Campuses with Realistic Imagery of CMOS-Equipped Ikegami Cameras
When a house of worship expands into multiple campuses, keeping the attendees close can be a challenge. North Point Ministries in Atlanta has overcome that hurdle with advanced video production, selecting the lifelike imagery of Ikegami HDK-95C Full Digital Portable CMOS camera systems and HDL-57 One-Piece Full Digital POV box-style CMOS cameras.
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Panasonic Perfects Varicam 35/hs Production and Workflows With Latest Firmware Upgrade
News: Panasonic Perfects Varicam 35/hs Production and Workflows With Latest Firmware UpgradeFree firmware upgrade for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that expands recording options and enables a multiplicity of post-production workflow scenarios
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that expands recording options and enables a multiplicity of post-production workflow scenarios. Improvements encompass uncompressed RAW capture for the VariCam 35 with the new Codex V-RAW recorder, support for the Apple ProRes* 4444 codec in both the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS, and anamorphic lens support for the VariCam 35.
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Sound Devices 744T Handles The Heat For Videogame Hidden-Camera Project
News:Sound Devices 744T Handles The Heat For Videogame Hidden-Camera ProjectRecorder Withstands High Temperatures and Long Hours, Capturing Audio for Online-Commercial Footage
When Caruso Company, a San-Francisco-based video production agency, landed a project requiring the use of a hidden video camera on the streets of California, production sound mixer Philip Perkins was brought on to manage the audio elements of the shoot. Recognizing the need for audio equipment that could withstand extreme heat and long hours under the California sun, Perkins instinctively turned to the 744T digital recorderfrom Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film, and live production. For nearly a decade, Perkins has relied on this recorder, making it a staple in his rig.
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Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn Bicycle
News: Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn BicycleIn a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera.
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Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto
News: Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in TorontoA complete solution for film and television productions required 24- or 30-frame playback devices
SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
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Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"
News: Pixeldust Studios Animates Remarkable Journey by NASA's "New Horizons" Spacecraft into Furthest Edge of Our Solar System, as Presented in New Documentary Film "The Year of Pluto"Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, has created and produced many state-of-the-art animations featured within a remarkable new NASA documentary film entitled “The Year of Pluto,” which was written, produced and directed by Geoff Haines-Stiles, who was also a producer/director on Carl Sagan’s classice 1980 TV series “COSMOS.” The new project, filmed behind the scenes at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (Laurel, MD) and elsewhere over more than 11 years, is a one hour documentary which turns hard science into personal stories, and gives viewers insights into the history and long journey of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, and why it matters.
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Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn Bicycle
News: Crooked Letter Films Taps AJA CION to Shoot Brooklyn BicycleIn a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end. When Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently approached Crooked Letter Films with the opportunity to create a promo for its website, company founder Gabriel Gomez set the bar high, electing to shoot the film in ProRes with an AJA CION production camera.
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Sim Group Now Offers Playback Services in Toronto
A complete solution for film and television productions required 24- or 30-frame playback devices.
SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
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yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"
News: yU+co Draws Inspiration from Yesterday for "Tomorrowland"Studio’s captivating 3D animated main-on-end title sequence based on the future visions of past generations
yU+co’s main-on-end title sequence for the Walt Disney Pictures movie Tomorrowlandpresents a series of mesmerizing portraits of the future as imagined by visionaries of the past. The 3D animated sequence, which delivers the movie’s end credits, takes audiences on a breathtaking tour through a vast metropolis whose various iterations show the “world of tomorrow” as envisioned by successive generations of “dreamers.”
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DigitalFilm Tree Uses DaVinci Resolve to Remotely Grade ABC's "Mistresses"
Production in Vancouver, grades performed in LA; formerly took 6 hours, now takes 2
Blackmagic Design announced today that DigitalFilm Tree used DaVinci Resolve for color correction for ABC’s hit show “Mistresses.” As part of the post production workflow, DigitalFilm Tree grades all of the show’s dailies remotely from their LA office, doing in 8 hours what used to be a two day project.
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News: Ncam to launch new PTZ camera tracking technology at IBC2015
News: News: Ncam to launch new PTZ camera tracking technology at IBC2015Hybrid entry-level device provides superior pan, tilt and zoom tracking at low cost
Ncam, the innovative developer of camera tracking and virtual production technology, is to launch a new entry-level camera tracking solution at IBC2015 (Amsterdam, 11 – 15 September). The new device is designed primarily for broadcasters wanting to use virtual graphics or augmented reality, but only need pan, tilt and zoom functionality rather than complete freedom of movement.
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House of Worship Creates Vivid Satellite Campus Experience with with FUJINON Lenses
LCBC Creates Vivid, Live Video Experience in Satellite Campuses with FUJINON 2/3-Inch HD Lenses
Manheim, PA-based church, Lives Changed by Christ (LCBC), a house of worship that delivers high-definition live video of services from its broadcast campus to multiple locations throughout central Pennsylvania, recently upgraded its video imaging capabilities with the acquisition of two FUJINON XA55x9.5BESM 2/3-inch studio/field zoom and one XA22x7BES compact studio lens from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. The new lenses are used on Ikegami HDK-95C cameras within the broadcast campus’ auditorium to capture weekend gatherings that are sent live to satellite campuses.
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NEWS: Twin Sound Uses Sound Devices to Grow Alongside its Regional Film Community
Austin-Based Location Sound Engineers Employ 664 Production Mixer with CL-6 Input Controller On Numerous Projects throughout the City
Twin brothers Erik and Joseph Duemig, who form the Austin-based mix/boom duo known as Twin Sound, are quickly making a name for themselves in the city’s growing film industry. To deliver on the exacting needs of film making, the brothers selected a 664 Production Mixer with CL-6 Input Controller from Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for television, film, and live production, for their audio needs.
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The ScoreBox(R) Helps Sports Producers Keep Score Like the Pros
News: The ScoreBox(R) Helps Sports Producers Keep Score Like the ProsAffordable on-screen score system, which now includes onboard OCR, is used by Time Warner Cable Sports, Edmonton Oilers, MGM Grand and a major collegiate sports network in the Midwest
For more than a decade, The ScoreBox® has been helping local and regional sports broadcasters put out a product on par with national broadcasters with its eponymous on-screen score system that combines portability and flexibility with low cost. Now, the company is enabling users to literally “cut the cord” as the latest version of The ScoreBox includes a self-contained optical character recognition (OCR) that allows it to read scores and time clock information directly from scoreboards without a cable connection.
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Heresy's Rob Gilbert uncovers the NYC design inspiration behind New York Fashion Week
News: Heresy's Rob Gilbert uncovers the NYC design inspiration behind New York Fashion WeekCreative studio Heresy’s NY-based director Rob Gilbert uncovers the vitality and masculine sophistication of New York City fashion through the eyes of seven notable men’s fashion designers as they discuss how the urban center has influenced their designs in the new :30 “New York Is…” for New York Fashion Week: Men’s, presented by Amazon’s fashion site and launched by The Council of Fashion Designers of America. The spot features such revered designers as John Varvatos, Richard Chai, Robert Geller and Todd Snyder.
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32TEN Studios Created Multiple Practical Effects for Blockbuster Jurassic World
Record-setting blockbuster features a number of practical shots that were designed, built, and filmed at 32TEN Studios in San Rafael, CA
Universal Pictures’ record-breaking blockbuster Jurassic World features a number of practical shots that were designed, built, and filmed at 32TEN Studios in San Rafael, CA.
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MTI Film Appoints Randy Reck to Director of Product Development
News: MTI Film Appoints Randy Reck to Director of Product DevelopmentFormer Panavision and EFILM product specialist to lead development and marketing for CORTEX and DRS™NOVA
Randy Reck, an engineer and product specialist with broad expertise in production and post-production workflow technologies, has joined MTI Film as Director of Product Development. Reck will oversee product development, sales and marketing for CORTEX, the company’s line of dailies solutions, DRS™NOVA, its digital restoration package, and other software-based products. Reck’s background includes senior technology posts with Panavision, EFILM and Encore Hollywood.
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Quantum IBC2015 Product Preview
StorNext 5 Workflow Storage Platform
During IBC2015, Quantum will showcase its StorNext 5 shared storage architecture, which includes high-performance online storage, extended online storage and tape- and cloud-based archives. The company also will highlight StorNext Connect, a management and monitoring console that provides an at-a-glance dashboard of the entire StorNext® environment.
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras Used to Shoot Spike TV’s Upcoming ‘Tut’ Miniseries
Blackmagic Design today announced that Pocket Cinema Cameras were used by DP Chris LaVasseur and Second Unit Director/DP Mark Vargo, ASC, to shoot action scenes and stunt work for Spike TV’s television event series “Tut.” Produced by Muse Entertainment and directed by David Von Ancken, the three-night, six-hour, limited series event recounts the astounding saga of one of history’s most extraordinary rulers, King Tutankhamun, his rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests.
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Canon DSLRs at Copa America Tournament
News: Canon DSLRs at Copa America TournamentWe hope you enjoyed watching the excitement of the recent month-long Copa America Chile 2015 soccer tournament, held recently in eight cities across Chile. The final stats are in and the numbers are astounding. Here are some quick facts:
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Matrox Monarch HDX Now Shipping Worldwide
Award-winning, dual-channel H.264 encoder for broadcast streaming and recording to be featured at upcoming tradeshows
Matrox® Video today announced that the new Matrox Monarch™ HDX dual-channel H.264 encoding appliance is now available through a worldwide network of authorized dealers, priced at just $1995 US (€1995, £1395) not including local taxes and delivery. It will be featured in live streaming and recording demonstrations at Campus Technology 2015 (Boston, July 27–30, booth 531), BIRTV2015 (Beijing, Aug. 26–29, booth1B106) and IBC2015 (Amsterdam, Sept. 11–15, stand 7.B29).
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A video production pioneer who shot with the first Sony Betacam camera and set up the first Betacam to 1-inch edit suite, Frank Beacham also worked with Orson Welles on Welles’ final project before passing away in 1985. Welles was exceptionally engaged with the most technical aspects of the cutting edge technology that was just beginning to emerge, including a passionate belief in the possibilities that Betacam could offer. This is a truly astounding tale of creativity at the crossroads, and an intimate look inside the mind and work of one of the 20th century’s most influential storytellers.
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With the popularity of HD-DSLRs, many shooters are recording sound separately because of the camera’s limitations with audio -- but putting audio and video together in post can be a chore. Longtime spots ace Bill O'Neil has been dealing with this over the past several years , and has found PluralEyes from Red Giant to be fast, easy, and effective. Take a look to see if PluralEyes will help you, too.
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Not all shoulder mounts are built for the same reasons or for the same camera. So before you invest in a shoulder mount, you need to ask yourself a few questions. First and foremost, you need to consider what shoulder rig is best suited to the camera you will be...
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2015 Chronicles: Surgeons of the Caribbean 2: The Magic Cave
If you read the 2014 entry on the Dominican trips, you will know that I document medical procedures performed by a group of US surgeons who travel to the DR. I had spent December and January preparing for this trip, including making sure everyone on the trip had booked travel...
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I kicked off 2015 with a 2 day trip to NYC to conduct some interviews. I expected a spacious hotel suite, I got a Residence Inn just off Times Square. While some Residence Inns have a lot of space, this one, not so much. I was by myself so I...
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