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BBS Lighting Intros Pipeline System Remote Phosphor Lights and more at NAB
News: BBS Lighting Intros Pipeline System Remote Phosphor Lights and more at NABBBS Lighting, pioneer of revolutionary remote phosphor technology in LED lighting fixtures, will show a variety of professional lighting innovations at NAB booth C11546.
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SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® Booth L28
SMPTE at the 2015 NAB Show: The 2015 NAB Show's Technology Summit on Cinema (TSC): Building the Future of Storytelling, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will be dedicated to exploring the technical and creative innovations that will define the cinema experience of tomorrow. Highlights of the summit will include a first-look preview of the SMPTE documentary, "Moving Images," which is being created in conjunction with SMPTE's centennial celebration. At the SMPTE booth, the Society will highlight significant advances in standards development, promote its upcoming educational conferences, and expand on details about its upcoming centennial celebration activities in 2016. The Society continues to support student engagement in the motion-imaging field through scholarships, membership programs, and events. SMPTE board members and directors will again engage with students at the Society's popular networking social, which drew 100 participants to the SMPTE booth in 2014. The new #LIFEWITHOUTSMPTE project will engage show attendees in a multimedia dialog about the Society's contributions to the arts, science, and popular culture.
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Grass Valley News: TV Cultura Adds a Half Dozen Grass Valley LDX
News: Grass Valley News: TV Cultura Adds a Half Dozen Grass Valley LDXTV Cultura Adds a Half Dozen Grass Valley LDX Cameras for Enhanced News Production
São Paulo-based TV Cultura has been relying on solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, to provide overall operational excellence in its studios for almost a decade. So when the time came to upgrade its cameras, the choice was an easy one. Six new LDX Flex cameras with XCU base stations are coming online to provide improved image quality and flexibility for the future.
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Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab Show
News: Ikegami To Exhibit 8k And 4k Technology At 2015 Nab ShowSee Ikegami on Booth C7725 at the 2015 NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13-16
Ikegami, a leader in HD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will display a wide range of advanced systems and technologies at the 2015 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 13-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015
News: Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015Advanced Battery Safety Technology and Asset Tracking for the Digital Age Added to Latest Releases of Revolutionary Series
Anton/Bauer®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015. Anton/Bauer’s ground-breaking Digital Battery Series, first introduced at NAB 2014, redefines the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, while the Performance Charger Series exceeds the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules. Anton/Bauer’s latest innovations in battery safety technology and cloud-based asset tracking will be demonstrated at their exhibit at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, which runs April 13-16.
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TDC announces partnership with NIDA - Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art
News: TDC announces partnership with NIDA - Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic ArtGuiding Australia’s next generation of artists
TDC - Technical Direction Company is proud to announce a pioneering partnership with the National Institute of Dramatic Art, which will see TDC provide invaluable expertise, guidance and support to the next generation of Australia’s artists, technical theatre designers and practitioners.
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A/v Giant Rentex Fields 20 Panasonic Ak-hc3800 Hd Studio Cameras
News: A/v Giant Rentex Fields 20 Panasonic Ak-hc3800 Hd Studio CamerasRentex (Canton, MA), one of the nation’s largest, most established wholesale providers of computer, audiovisual & production rental equipment, has recently increased its supply of Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD studio cameras to 20 units.
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NAB News: Autoscript E.P.I.C. 19 makes its debut alongside new remote control solution
News: NAB News: Autoscript E.P.I.C. 19 makes its debut alongside new remote control solutionAutoscript, a Vitec Group brand, will showcase its recently launched E.P.I.C. 19 to NAB visitors for the first time, including a new feature, display remote control. The new 19 inch Enhanced Prompting Information Centre offers large studios one of the lightest and most power-efficient teleprompter systems for its size.
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Award-winning Director Paul Goldman Joins ModOp Films
News: Award-winning Director Paul Goldman Joins ModOp FilmsModOp Films continues to expand its diverse talent roster with the addition of internationally recognized director Paul Goldman. Goldman is known for storytelling campaigns for Fiat, Yellow Pages, Toyota, Kraft, PetCo and Canal Plus, among others. His dance spectacular for DC’s Metro Silver Line was honored last month with a Platinum Award at the HSMAI Adrian Awards gala. The director’s inaugural project with ModOp Films is a campaign for Nutrish starring Rachel Ray.
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TV-Film chooses Ikegami HDK-970A cameras for OB truck Ü6
News: TV-Film chooses Ikegami HDK-970A cameras for OB truck Ü6TV-Film, a Vienna-based company specialising in providing mobile television production services, outside broadcast vehicles and related equipment, has purchased Ikegami HDK-970A and HDK-97A cameras for its Ü6 OB truck. The sale was negotiated by Ikegami's Austrian dealer, Avisys Electronics GmbH, which is also located in Vienna.
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SIM Digital Atlantic Moves to New Location in Halifax
News: SIM Digital Atlantic Moves to New Location in HalifaxSIM Digital, Canada’s leading rental house for cameras and other equipment for motion picture and television production, has relocated its office in Halifax. The new location, on Thornhill Drive in Dartmouth, is in the same facility that houses its affiliate, PS Production Services, a supplier of lighting and grip equipment. The new SIM Digital Halifax features expanded client preparation and warehouse space. Clients will also enjoy the convenience of taking care of their camera, lighting and post production needs from one site. With film and television production growing rapidly in Canada’s Maritime Provinces, SIM Digital had outgrown its original location. “Demand has risen significantly,” said General Manager Jeff Wheaton, noting that SIM Digital is the only company in the region that offers professional grade camera rentals, camera repairs and DMT services. “We’re now able to better serve our clients.”
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Vitec Videocom Sets the Stage for Evolution
The Company's new organization charts the course for the future
Vitec Videocom, known for its world-class video brands, is evolving its structure: to put the tools and technologies developed for professional broadcasters and cinematographers into the hands of a growing community of independent content creators. The company's push to democratize some of its high-end technology will be supported by a new management team and organizational structure.
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Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA SXT
News: Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA SXTCodex (http://www.codexdigital.com), the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, has once again collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for ARRI’s next evolution of the ALEXA camera – the ALEXA SXT. The companies’ engineering teams worked closely together to create high-performance, integrated recording, plus on-set and near-set data management systems, which combine to deliver a streamlined camera-to-post workflow for the ALEXA SXT range of cameras.
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RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda
RE:Vision Effects releases ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 for Resolve, HitFilm, Natron and Nucoda and Twixtor 6 for Hitfilm, Natron and Nucoda. RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of Twixtor® v6 and ReelSmart Motion Blur™ v5 with GPU support for FXHOME™ HitFilm™, Digital Vision Nucoda™, and Natron. Furthermore ReelSmart Motion Blur is now supported for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Both products continue to be available for Adobe® After Effects®; Apple®; Final Cut Pro®; Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and Newscutter®, The Foundry Nuke™, Adobe Premiere Pro®, Assimilate Scratch®, Blackmagic Fusion Studio, Autodesk®
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Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare Sets
News: Latest ARRI Press Releases -Master Anamorphic Flare SetsThe new ARRI Master Anamorphic Flare Sets are highly versatile and economical accessories for the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lens series. Each of the seven Master Anamorphic focal lengths has its own specific flare set, comprising easily replaceable front and rear glass elements that can be used individually or in combination to provide the lens with three additional looks for enriched on-set creativity.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERAS
News: ARRI ANNOUNCES NEW ALEXA SXT CAMERASARRI’s new ALEXA SXT (Super Xtended Technology) cameras represent the next exciting step in the continuing evolution of the ALEXA family. Retaining the rock-solid foundation on which ALEXA is built, ALEXA SXT cameras additionally offer ProRes 4K recording, improved image quality, powerful color management and three fully independent HD-SDI outputs.
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DNA Signs Award-Winning British Director Robert Hales
News: DNA Signs Award-Winning British Director Robert HalesDNA is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning music video and commercial director Robert Hales.
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Canon U.S.A. Crocodile Gennadiy Case Study
Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras, EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Cameras, and an Array of EF Series Lenses Go Undercover to Tell the Story of Crocodile Gennadiy
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Director Igor Borghi Joins Twist: Unveils New Spot For "Parisian Gentleman"
Twist’s New York-based Executive Producer Amyliz Pera has just announced the addition of Director Igor Borghi to the company’s roster of talent. Borghi also unveils a new spot for online publication “Parisian Gentleman.” The spot highlights Borghi’s storytelling capability, lovely style, and intelligent point of view with provocative imagery.
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Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25th
News: Cogswell College to Host Wajid Raza, A Lighting Technical Director at Industrial Light & Magic, for Special Guest Lecture March 25thCogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum of Digital Art & Animation, Digital Audio Technology, Game Design & Development, Digital Media Management, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will host Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Technical Director Wajid Raza for a Special Guest Lecture. Karen Keister, Cogswell’s Program Director and Assistant Professor in the school’s Digital Arts & Animation Dept., made the announcement. Keister’s department regularly features one guest speaker each semester who has prominently established him/herself within the entertainment and digital arts industry.
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Canon Cameras Catch the Intense Human Emotions of Catfish
Amid the lies and truths of online relationships lurks Catfish, a reality-based documentary series that unites Internet couples that have never actually met. These pairings usually include a “catfish,” who is not quite the person they claimed to be online, and a disappointed “hopeful.” To capture the moments of revelation when both sides finally meet face-to-face the series uses cameras and camcorders from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. Although a full-size ENG camera is plainly visible when the production team goes knocking on catfish doors, several smaller, more mobile Canon cameras are also present to provide comprehensive, intimate coverage. These cameras – which are also used to document discussions between the participants filmed in parks, cafes, and homes – include three Canon PowerShot S110 Digital Compact Cameras, two Canon XF105 High Definition camcorders, and an Canon XA25 High Definition camcorder.
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Hooligan Signs Editor Tom Schachte
News: Hooligan Signs Editor Tom SchachteHooligan, a creative post-production boutique that specializes in artistic offline editing and visual effects, has signed award-winning editor Tom Schachte. He joins Hooligan following tenures at Blue Rock and Wild Child, respectively.
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DaVinci Resolve Used to Grade Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups' by Modern VideoFilm
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve was used by Modern VideoFilm colorist Bryan McMahan to grade Director Terrence Malick’s new film, “Knight of Cups.” The film premiered at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival in February and is the fourth collaboration between McMahan and Malick.
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New Chrosziel Light Weight Support for Shoulder Mounting Sony FS7 Camera
News: New Chrosziel Light Weight Support for Shoulder Mounting Sony FS7 CameraSchneider Optics announces that Chrosziel, leading maker of professional cine and digital lens accessories, introduces an elegant mounting solution, purpose-built to contour to Sony PXW-FS7 cameras. The new Light Weight Support 401-FS7 provides optimum balance of the camera when shoulder mounted.
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FuseFX Adds VFX Supervisor Ted Rae
News: FuseFX Adds VFX Supervisor Ted RaeFormer Emmy nominee, known for “Apocalypto,” “Beetlejuice” and “Stargate SG-1,” will supervise VFX teams for “Scorpion” and “Stalker.”
Ted Rae, an Emmy and BAFTA nominated Visual Effects Supervisor whose credits span feature films, episodic television and commercials, has joined Los Angeles-based FuseFX. Rae is currently leading FuseFX visual effects teams for the CBS series Scorpion and the WB series Stalker. He is also assisting with several projects through FuseFX’s new Vancouver facility.
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Telestream Wirecast Enables Live Polar Bear Broadcast From The Arctic Tundra
News: Telestream Wirecast Enables Live Polar Bear Broadcast From The Arctic TundraWirecast, robotic cameras, and a custom cell data network are part of the bear necessities when broadcasting from the polar bear capital of the world
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced that Wirecast, its popular live streaming software, was instrumental to another successful season of Polar Bear International’s Tundra Connections show. For the past six years, BJ Kirschhoffer, director of field operations for PBI, has produced the live program for thousands of classrooms all over the world studying conservation and climate change. Targeted at schools, universities and community organizations, the main objective is to give people experience with polar bears in their natural habitat while learning from climate and animal experts.
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Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' Sentencing
News: Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' SentencingSTATEMENT FROM ICG PRESIDENT STEVEN POSTER, ASC
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SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Brings Wireless Ultra Motion Closer to the Action
News: I-MOVIX X10 UHD RF Brings Wireless Ultra Motion Closer to the ActionI-MOVIX is launching the X10 UHD RF Ultra Motion system at NAB 2015 , completing the X10 range of class-leading ultra motion systems.
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MORe CORPORATE VIDEOS NOW SHOT WITH PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD CAMCORDER
News: MORe CORPORATE VIDEOS NOW SHOT WITH PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD CAMCORDERThe Mainstreet Organization of Realtors/MORe (Downers Corner, IL), the country’s fourth largest local association of real estate professionals, is now shooting informational videos for its 15,000+ members with Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder.
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Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto Shows
News: Event Videographer Todd Ruel Test Drives Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Camcorder At Detroit And Chicago Auto ShowsVideographer Todd Ruel, who shoots video stock footage and licenses it through Getty Images, recently took his new Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder to the Detroit and Chicago Auto Shows to document car manufacturers’ latest offerings.
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IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life Channel
News: IKA Collective Produces Emotional Launch Campaign For Discovery Life ChannelDirector Ian Karr Captures Real Life Drama In Powerful POV :60 Image Spot
How do you capture the arc of a life in 60 seconds? That was the challenge Director Ian Karr and creative boutique IKA Collective were asked with for the debut of Discovery Life Channel. The :60 image spot, “Love Every Step,” captures the life story of a young woman from childhood to the birth of her own daughter. Using an immersive POV style, the campaign pushes the limits of technology while pulling on our heartstrings.
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SolidAnim Introduces SolidTrack at CABSAT 2015
Innovative, markerless camera tracking and previz solution for real time visual effects & on-set visualization
SolidAnim, a leader in virtual production products, will introduce the latest version of its SolidTrack solution for the film and broadcast industries at CABSAT 2015.
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Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder
News: Theo Van De Sande, ASC Shoots Amazon, CBS Pilots With Varicam 35 4K Camera/recorder“This Is the Best Solution in Digital Cinema Today”
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, ASC recently completed his second pilot, CBS’s Evil Men, shot with Panasonic’s new VariCam 35 4K camera/recorder.
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The Vitec Group Acquires Paralinx
News: The Vitec Group Acquires ParalinxThe acquisition underscores Vitec’s commitment to progressive technologies
The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California company known for its high-quality wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Group's Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands.
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Autodesk to Preview Game Engine @ GDC 2015
Previews Stingray Game Engine, Announces Maya LT 2016
Rounding out its collection of game development tools, Autodesk, Inc. is previewing its new Stingray Game Engine this week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company is also launching Autodesk Maya LT 2016, the latest release of its 3D animation and modeling software for professional indie game developers.
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Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger Series
News: Anton/Bauer Introduces LP Performance Charger SeriesNew Addition to Charger Line Features Compact, Low Profile Design
Anton/Bauer® – a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries – has announced that its new LP Performance Charger Series will be available to the marketplace beginning March 15. An addition to the Performance Charger Series, which was introduced at NAB 2014, the LP Performance Chargers deliver the fastest possible charging sequence in a compact form factor.
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Technicolor Montreal goes further with Baselight
News: Technicolor Montreal goes further with BaselightDoubling of FilmLight grading suites meets increasing demand for film and television finishing in the city
Technicolor, a world leader in production and post-production services, blends innovative technologies with award-winning colourists at its global post facilities, each bringing their own unique approach to the creative process. In support of its commitment to cutting-edge technologies, the Montreal location recently streamlined its service offering by making significant investments in infrastructure and technology to provide a more seamless post offering.
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Promar TV Broadcasts South America’s Largest Baseball League with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that Venezuela based Promar TV is using ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, Universal Videohub and Teranex 2D Processors, as well as a number of other Blackmagic Design products, as the backbone of its new OB truck. Promar TV is using the truck to broadcast every single game of the Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional , South America’s largest professional baseball league.
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DPA Microphones Delivers Pristine Audio during the Filming of Taken 3
Critical dialogue scenes were captured using company's d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones hidden in the actors' clothing
Capturing high-quality audio for a blockbuster film is always crucial as dialogue between the actors must be heard if the story is to be understood. But when the sound crew also has to contend with action-packed scenes featuring car chases and shoot outs, recording comprehensible audio becomes an even more complex challenge. This was the situation French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher found himself in on the set of Taken 3, the third and final instalment of action trilogy starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker and Maggie Grace. To combat any audio problems, he chose to use DPA Microphones' d:screet™ 4060 Miniature Microphones.
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Sky News UK Upgrades Broadcast Infrastructure with ATEM and Smart Videohub
Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News in the UK has implemented Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel and Smart Videohub as part of an overhaul to the news organization’s broadcast systems in “Studio D.”
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BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion Week
News: BBS Area 48 Lights Up The Stage For Fashion WeekAs Cinematographer Thomas Rist prepared to shoot a promotional video for Monari Italia fashion stores, he tested different brands of LED lights and ultimately chose Area 48 Remote Phosphor LEDs by BBS. “What I liked most about using Area 48 lights was the color temperature behavior and strong light output,” says Rist. What Monari executives liked most was the increase in the company’s social media and web presence after the video’s release during February’s Fashion Week.
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Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015
News: Band Pro To Host Filmmaker's Form at NAB 2015Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. will host a comprehensive Filmmaker’s Forum at this year’s NAB show. Band Pro will be located in the Central Hall in Booth #C10408, directly adjacent to the Sony booth.
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Vacheron Constantin Promos Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot “Watches & Wonders” promotional videos for Swiss luxury watch maker Vacheron Constantin. These promos were produced by Verawom, a leading social creative company based in Shanghai and part of digital media and communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network.
The four promos produced for Vacheron Constantin feature special guest interviews and product displays at Watches & Wonders 2014, the second edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition provides the latest information on the luxury watch maker and showcase its exceptional new models that combine technical mastery and aesthetic elegance. The four promos were completed within three days by a one man crew consisting of director Yu Gang.
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Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate Program
News: Cartoni Celebrates 80 Years of World-Class Camera Support with Rebate ProgramCartoni, the world leader is camera support, marks its 80th anniversary this year and it’s celebrating with a big savings across its product line through its “80 Years: 80+” Rebate Program.
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High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward
News: High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step ForwardHigh Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward Autodesk Memento Now Available as Public Beta
The ability to digitize reality into high definition 3D just took another step forward: Autodesk Memento, previously available as an Autodesk Labs technology preview, is now available as a free public beta.
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Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography Awards
News: Codex congratulates Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC On Historic Cinematography AwardsCodex digital recording and workflow products were harnessed on the multi-award-winning productions of Birdman and Gravity
Codex congratulates Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC on receiving the 2015 Best Cinematography Awards at the Oscar, BAFTA and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards ceremonies for his work on director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance), which employed Codex recording technology at the heart of its camera-to-post workflow.
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Six SMPTE Members Earn Honors From AMPAS
Larry Hornbeck and David W. Gray Receive Oscars® at Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that SMPTE members have been recognized with top awards — including two Oscars® — from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The Academy's Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women, and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding, and lasting ways to motion pictures.
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Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series family
News: Latest ARRI Press Release: New L10 LED Fresnel expands L-Series familyARRI is proud to announce the L10, the newest edition to its L-Series family of LED Fresnels, which also includes the portable L5 and mid-range L7. The introduction of the L10 fulfills ARRI’s mission to provide a full line of high-performance LED Fresnels to the film, broadcast, theater and live entertainment markets.
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Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business Development
News: Codex recruits Brian Gaffney as new VP of Business DevelopmentCodex today announced that industry veteran, Brian Gaffney, has joined Codex as VP Business Development. Gaffney has many years of digital production experience, and is well-known in production and post-production circles around the motion picture and broadcast industries. He will be based at Codex’s LA office and will head up Codex’s business development efforts across the US, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
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OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell
News: OptiTrack MoCap Technology Powers Virtual Reality Hiking Experience for Merrell"TrailScape,” Immersive VR Film, Created by Framestore and Hill Holliday
For the recent launch of its new Capra hiking boot, outdoor apparel brand Merrell aimed to make a splash with its adventure-loving customers by transporting them to a mountaintop using virtual reality (VR) technology. Merrell and its advertising agency, Hill Holliday, teamed with Framestore’s new VR and Immersive Content Studio to create “TrailScape”, the first ever “walk around” commercial VR project, which utilizes Oculus Rift VR headsets and OptiTrack’s motion capture technology.
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Pictorvision to Host Digital Cinema Society Seminar on Aerial Cinematography
News: Pictorvision to Host Digital Cinema Society Seminar on Aerial CinematographyPictorvision, leading aerial cinematography specialists for both manned and unmanned operation, announces that in collaboration with the Digital Cinema Society it will host a seminar on the exploration of the world of professional aerial cinematography. The event will take place at Pictorvision’s headquarters in Van Nuys on Saturday morning, March 7th starting at 9:00 am.
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News: 3sixtymedia installs 20 Baselight for Avid seats
News: News: 3sixtymedia installs 20 Baselight for Avid seatsBroadcast post facility integrates grading for a more efficient premium television workflow
3sixtymedia, which provides post-production, creative services and studio crewing for broadcast productions in the north of England, has added a Baselight TWO colour grading system with Blackboard control panel. To integrate grading into the entire post workflow even more closely, the company has also installed 20 Baselight for Avid seats for its Avid editing stations and Protools dubbing theatres.
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"Gallipoli" Uses Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
News: "Gallipoli" Uses Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4KBlackmagic Design today announced the new television mini series “Gallipoli” used Blackmagic URSA EF and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K cameras to capture a variety of scenes and shots throughout the show. This included using the URSA to capture the show’s stunning opening title sequence.
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Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA MINI
News: Codex Delivers Recording And Workflow For ARRI ALEXA MINICodex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, has once again collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for an exciting new addition to the ALEXA family – the ALEXA Mini.
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ARRI ANNOUNCES COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALEXA MINI
News: ARRI ANNOUNCES COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT ALEXA MINIARRI announces the new ALEXA Mini, a versatile additional tool in the ARRI ALEXA camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. Designed for specialized shot-making, the ALEXA Mini perfectly complements a full ALEXA shooting kit and allows crews to eliminate the complications of working with third-party cameras by keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.
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Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of Commendation
News: Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik Honored with Scientific and Technical Academy Award® of CommendationRecognized for efforts in developing infrared-reducing dye-based filters for digital cameras, the honorees received the Academy’s Special Plaque during the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik of The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, were honored with the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Commendation during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 7.
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Tapeless Post-Production: File-Based Solutions At February Editors' Lounge
News: Tapeless Post-Production: File-Based Solutions At February Editors' LoungeLike it or not, professional videotape's days are numbered. More and more delivery requirements relegate videotape to an archival role or skip the medium altogether. What to do? On Friday, February 27th Editors' Lounge will present two solutions to help manage the bewildering and ever-changing world of tapeless, file-based post-production with hands-on presentations from Cinedeck and Wiredrive. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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Winners Announced at ICG 52nd Annual Publicists Awards
Bob and Harvey Weinstein Receive Motion Picture Showmanship Award from Billy Bob Thornton Chelsea Handler Gives TV Showmanship Award to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos at 52nd Annual ICG Publicists Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for Bob Newhart; President’s Award to Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs
More than 900 Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild 52nd Annual Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke.
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Hybrid Studios Upgrades Sound Stage Power
News: Hybrid Studios Upgrades Sound Stage PowerInstalls camlok 16 power distribution system to accommodate large-scale projects
Hybrid Studios, Orange County's premier multimedia AV production facility, has recently upgraded the power distribution system on their sound stage, greatly increasing its maximum capacity and power handling for large-scale projects.
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Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio
News: Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects in Matthew Vaughn’s latest worldwide cinema release “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
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Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'
News: Alkemy X Talks Creative Behind 'The Leftovers.'The Leftovers Move Forward
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Chris Haarhoff, SOC (Birdman) recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC (True Detective) recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Television at Society of Camera Operators 2
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2015 Annual Lifetime Achievement awards at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, Hollywood on Sunday February 8th, 2015.
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Canon U.S.A. Improves Upon Performance, Operability And Usability With New HJ24ex7.5B Broadcast ENG Lens
New Multipurpose HD ENG Lens Delivers World’s Widest Angle and Highest Zoom ratio in its class*, and features a 7.5mm Wide-End Focal Length and 180mm Tele-End Focal Length
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon HDTV Zoom Lens HJ24ex7.5B i, an affordable, high-quality portable telephoto HD lens for high-end Electronic News Gathering applications. As the successor to the Canon HJ22ex, one of the market leaders in its class, the new HJ24ex7.5B lens boasts a 24x zoom ratio with the highest magnification and longest focal length in its class*. Improving overall lens mobility and operator comfort, the new lens design decreases both size and weight from its predecessor, and has the balance point closer to the camera body, allowing for easier handling and less operator strain in the field.
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Feature Film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon” Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot the feature film “Inside the Belly of a Dragon,” an official selection of the 2014 Cambodia International Film Festival.
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Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV series
News: Filmmakers depend on Codex for Marvel’s Agent Carter TV seriesCodex supports first ARRIRAW workflow on TV series
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and TV production, today revealed how Codex equipment is playing a key role in the making of the hit ABC television series Marvel’s Agent Carter. Codex has provided digital recording for director of photography Gabriel Beristain’s cameras, and has consulted with visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal on the lens mapping, to assist VFX production. According to Duggal, this is the first TV show to use ARRIRAW for main unit photography. Marvel’s Agent Carter marks the first time an ARRIRAW workflow has been used extensively in series television.
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Blackmagic URSA and Production Camera 4K Used on Opening Title for ‘Doctors 3’
Blackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K were used to shoot the opening titles of the third season of the popular Japanese drama series on Asahi TV, “Doctors 3.” Production for the opening titles was done by Tokyo based Helmet Inc.
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Ikegami announces new-product lineup for CABSAT 2015
News: Ikegami announces new-product lineup for CABSAT 2015See Ikegami in Hall 4, Stand 402, at CABSAT 2015, Dubai World Trade Centre, March 10-12
Ikegami has chosen CABSAT 2015 as the launch venue for a new development in its Unicam HD range of broadcast camera systems with the introduction of the Super Resolution Technology HD to 4K upconverter. Also on display will be the HC-HD300 3-CMOS studio camera, first announced in Q3 2014 and now deliverable.
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Breaking News: DPA Microphones Launches d:fine In-Ear Broadcast Headset Microphone
Versatile product combines DPA's renowned microphone technology with integrated in-ear monitoring to deliver the ultimate broadcast studio headset unit
Already the benchmark for theatre and music applications, DPA Microphones is now setting a new standard for the broadcast industry with the launch of the d:fine™ In-Ear Broadcast Headset Microphone. Targeted at broadcast hosts and guests who use in-ear monitors to communicate with their producers backstage or to hear foldback from people interviewed outside the studio, this versatile new addition to the award-winning d:fine range combines the exceptional sound quality of a DPA microphone with a state-of-the-art -in-ear monitoring solution.
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LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
News: LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade LaunchesFor a limited time, add the powerful, easy-to-use modeling, rendering and animation tools in LightWave 3D to any creative pipeline at an exclusive price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 2015 software to current owners of all other 2D and 3D software programs for only $695, a savings of $300 over the current $995 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end February 20, 2015. Details of the offer are available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo.
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SOC's Recipients for Camera Operator of the Year, Feature Film & Television
Chris Haarhoff, SOC recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Feature Film and Christopher T.J. McGuire, SOC recipient of Camera Operator of the Year for Television at Society of Camera Operators 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards
The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced winners of the Camera Operator of the Year Awards in film and television at its 2015 Annual Lifetime Achievement awards at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios, Hollywood on Sunday February 8th, 2015.
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Blackmagic Design announces ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 with advanced “Power Macros”
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 which adds new advanced power macros that let customers operate dozens of switcher features instantly and in parallel with a single button press. The new power macros are unique because they are extremely easy to build and because they’re located in the switcher, they are available on every control panel for all users.
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Tapeless Post Production: File Based Solutions At February Editors' Lounge
Like it or not, professional videotape's days are numbered. More and more delivery requirements relegate videotape to an archival role or skip the medium altogether. What to do? On Friday, February 27th Editors' Lounge will present two solutions to help manage the bewildering and ever-changing world of tapeless, file-based post-production with hands-on presentations from Cinedeck and Wiredrive. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 p.m. RSVP is required to attend. http://www.editorslounge.com
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CANON IS DEVELOPING POWERSHOT G3 X PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA, FEATURING 1.0-inch SENSOR AND 25x OPTICAL ZOOM LENS
News: CANON IS DEVELOPING POWERSHOT G3 X PREMIUM COMPACT CAMERA, FEATURING 1.0-inch SENSOR AND 25x OPTICAL ZOOM LENSCanon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing a new addition to the Company’s G-series lineup of premium compact cameras—the PowerShot G3 X—and will display a prototype of the camera at CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015, to be held from February 12th-15th at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Exhibition Hall in Yokohama, Japan.
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CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM LENS
New Optical Array Delivers Images with Tremendous Depth and Linear Perspective
Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the superb new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed to deliver high quality, minimally distorted images throughout the entire zoom range. Featuring the widest angle of view ever achieved for a rectilinear full-frame Digital SLR lens*, and a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches (at 24mm), this new lens is ideal for professionals who want the ultimate in creative image expression with sharp, crisp detail whether shooting entire buildings from a close position, entire stadium shots from a high-vantage point, large group photos at a scenic wedding or even astrophotography. Cinematographers will be equally as impressed with the lens’ ability to retain straight lines.
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The New Powershot Sx410 Is And Powershot Elph 350 Hs Cameras With Upgraded Features Help Users Enhance Their Photographic Abilities
The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera Features a Compact Body with an Impressive 40x Optical Zoom Lens, while the Stylish PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Offers a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capabilities
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[i] compact digital cameras. Weighing just .4 ounces more and measuring only .2 inches longer than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera boasts an upgraded 40x optical zoom range , making it a convenient choice for users who want to combine portability and telephoto reach into one powerful digital camera. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a high performance stylish compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and an impressive 20.2 megapixel[ii] CMOS sensor, with built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces New EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras Featuring 24.2 Megapixels And Wireless Functionality
The new EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i 1 DSLR cameras combine affordability with workhorse imaging features and functionality
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the addition of two new DSLR cameras to its popular EOS Rebel lineup: the EOS Rebel T6s Digital SLR camera, and the EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR camera. Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel Canon CMOS imaging sensor, both cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format sensor. Additionally, the cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC™ capabilities – a first for the Canon EOS Rebel system – making snapping and sharing high-quality, treasured images seamless.
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CANON U.S.A. Introduces The World’s Highest Resolution* Full-Frame DSLR Cameras: EOS 5DS And EOS 5DS R
Featuring Canon’s Newly Designed 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, New DSLRs Deliver Ultra-high Resolution Images and Enhanced Features
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the Canon EOS 5DSi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri Digital SLR cameras featuring the world’s highest resolution* among 35mm format DSLRs. Providing photographers with uncompromising image quality, these new EOS models incorporate a newly designed Canon 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and processing speed. Perfect for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photography, or anyone looking for an affordable alternative to medium format, the ultra-high resolution of these new models allow for large-format printing and extensive cropping capability while maintaining fantastic image quality.
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Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015
News: Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015Vantage Adds Support for New Media and Camera Formats; New Versions of Episode, Wirecast
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will use NAB 2015 --
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AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production Camera
News: AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production CameraField-Upgradeable Update Offers New Features and Improvements
AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
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Panasonic Improves Workflow, Increases Functionality For Varicam 35/hs Camera/recorders With Free Firmware Upgrade
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that incorporates ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording in both models. Additionally, AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 12-bit recording,** and AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 4K-LT (4:2:2) variable frame rate recording support** up to 120fps are new to the VariCam 35.
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Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega Concert
News: Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras capture the action at PUR & Friends Mega ConcertTV Skyline, one of Europe's largest and most successful mobile television production companies, chose Ikegami HDK-97ARRI cameras to broadcast the recent PUR & Friends 2014 annual concert from the massive Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Working in partnership with Neoxfilm, TV Skyline captured the performance for transmission by executive producer, Sky Germany.
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Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" Finished at Modern VideoFilm
News: Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" Finished at Modern VideoFilmColorist Bryan McMahan applies 4K grade to film set to debut at Berlin International Film Festival.
Modern VideoFilm recently provided digital intermediate color grading and finishing services for Director Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups. The new film, whose large, all-star cast includes Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett, will make its world premiere on February 8th at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Crystal Vision press release - Crystal Vision exhibits at NAB 2015
Visitors attending the 2015 NAB Show will find Crystal Vision’s latest keying, interface and control products on Booth N3825, in their US exhibition debut. Held between April 13th and 16th 2015, the NAB Show is based at the LVCC (Las Vegas Convention Center) in Las Vegas. The latest products making their US exhibition debut including the brand new Safire 3 Xpress – a new real-time chroma keyer that shares the processing quality of the full Safire 3, but has a simpler features set for easy control. Plus Crystal Vision’s award-winning LKEY-SQZ, a unique keying solution providing an exceptionally smooth squeeze back functionality, a choice of two new control options to satisfy all preferences – VisionWeb web browser and the VisionPanel hardware control panel and two new distribution amplifiers for MADI audio – the MADDA105 and MADDA111.
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Ikegami Electronics U.S.A. Marks 50th Anniversary
News: Ikegami Electronics U.S.A. Marks 50th AnniversaryLeading Broadcast Technology Innovator Celebrates 50 Years in the United States Since December, 1964
Ikegami , a leader in HD cameras, monitors, and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, is proudly marking the 50th Anniversary of its American subsidiary, Ikegami Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
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JVC To Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015
News: JVC To Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200, two of its new 4KCAM camcorders, in the JVCKENWOOD booth (1711) at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used to Shoot Hilary Duff’s ‘All About You’ Music Video
News: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Used to Shoot Hilary Duff’s ‘All About You’ Music VideoBlackmagic Design today announced that the Production Camera 4K and Cinema Camera were used to shoot Hilary Duff’s “All About You” lyric music video. The music video was shot by LA based production company Nightjar, which is helmed by brothers Felix and Julian Mack and specializes in creating multimedia content, including video, animation, editing and sound.
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Zak Bagans Produces New Film “Sympathy Said the Shark” Shot On Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
News: Zak Bagans Produces New Film “Sympathy Said the Shark” Shot On Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CamerasBlackmagic Design today announced that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras were used to capture the first person point of view essential to the new suspense thriller film “Sympathy Said the Shark,” a new film executive produced by Zak Bagans, host and executive producer of the popular hit show “Ghost Adventures.”
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Aaton-Digital Wins CINEC Award for Its New 24 track Cantar-X3 Digital Audio Recorder
News: Aaton-Digital Wins CINEC Award for Its New 24 track Cantar-X3 Digital Audio Recorderthe ultimate On-Location digital audio recorder
Aaton Digital’s new Cantar-X3 24 track digital audio recorder has received a prestigious Cinec Award, presented on September 22nd in Munich, Germany during the Cinec Expo. The award was presented to Aaton-Digital & Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux by the Society of CineTechnik Bayern e.V. (CTB, formerly Bavarian Society for the Advancement of Film Technology), and awarded in the category of Innovative and trendsetting products and developments in Motion Picture Technology.
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Panavision and HIGHSPEEDWORX show Phantom Flex4K
News: Panavision and HIGHSPEEDWORX show Phantom Flex4KA recent event at Panalux South Africa, showcased the new camera system available in South Africa
Panavision SA hosted an informal get together of a select group of Cape Town based producers. The purpose of the event was to familiarize producers with the line up of equipment which they would be relying on for the looming commercials season. The lineup of cameras included The Arri Alexa range, RED cameras as well as the new Phantom Flex4k. Tony Eddy, Managing Director of Panavision SA, opened the floor and introduced individual camera configurations and the specialized grips on display.
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LEVA’s 25th Annual Conference Delivers Training Value for Public Safety Video Professionals
The Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Video Association (LEVA) has kept prices low and learning opportunities high for the 2014 LEVA Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium, which runs Oct. 6-10 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The five-day event will focus on forensic video and audio technologies, plus production, post production, and Web design. The conference schedule includes a mix of hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive seminars, as well as an exhibit hall and networking opportunities.
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Ross Video Introduces a New Furio Pedestal at IBC 2014
News: Ross Video Introduces a New Furio Pedestal at IBC 2014Today, Ross Video introduces a new addition to the Furio line of Robotic camera systems at IBC 2014. The new Furio Pedestal combines an ultra-stable three-wheeled pedestal base with the well-established Furio 3-stage robotic lift, and can be seen at Ross Stand 9.C10.
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Miller Camera Support Equipment Cooks Up a Creative Storm While Traveling with Patrick and Kylie
News: Miller Camera Support Equipment Cooks Up a Creative Storm While Traveling with Patrick and KylieTelevision Show Duo Relies on the Air Tripod System to Shoot Latest Cooking and Travel Projects
When television personalities Patrick and Kylie each decided to embark on their own journeys, shooting separate new travel and cooking series in Italy and London, respectively, Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, helped set the scenes with its new, compact, durable Air Tripod System.
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Christie Wins Prestigious Project Innovation Award for Visual Upgrade of Wedgetail E-7A Operational Flight Trainer
News: Christie Wins Prestigious Project Innovation Award for Visual Upgrade of Wedgetail E-7A Operational Flight TrainerChristie®, a global leader in visual displays and audio technology solutions, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of the prestigious Project Innovation Award for retrofitting the visual system of the Wedgetail E-7A Operational Flight Trainer with stunning results. The award was presented during the Simulation Australia Annual Awards Dinner held August 26 in Adelaide, South Australia.
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The Look Expands Services Globally with DaVinci Resolve
Leading post facility The Look has invested in three DaVinci Resolve digital intermediate (DI) suites as part of a new remote grading service being offered direct to production companies and agencies with their own in house post production capabilities. At the heart of this new offering is DaVinci Resolve’s collaborative workflow and real time remote grading capabilities.
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NVIDIA Untethers Virtual Camera Technology in SIGGRAPH Demo
News: NVIDIA Untethers Virtual Camera Technology in SIGGRAPH DemoImagine a filmmaker, tablet in hand, walking through a live-action set and recording actors as they perform, while simultaneously seeing fluid updates of computer-generated elements within the shot.
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Camera Corps Chooses IBC2014 for First European Showing of Q3 and MeerCat
Camera Corps will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of robotic camera systems at IBC2014 in Amsterdam, September 12-16. Taking centre stage will be the Q3 pan/tilt/zoom/focus head and MeerCat miniature camera, both introduced at NAB in April and now fully deliverable. Q3 and MeerCat can be integrated easily with all Camera Corps' current control systems. Up to 96 cameras of various types can be joystick-controlled by up to four operators and four vision engineers.
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IBC Preview: Aaton-Digital to Show New 24 Track Cantar-X3 Digital Recorder and Aaton-Digital 5” Oled Monitor at IBC 2014
News: IBC Preview: Aaton-Digital to Show New 24 Track Cantar-X3 Digital Recorder and Aaton-Digital 5” Oled Monitor at IBC 2014Aaton-Digital will show the new 24 track Cantar-X3 recorder and new Aaton-Digital 5” Oled monitor at IBC 2014 on the Aaton-Digital /Transvideo stand 11.F31. Deliveries will begin for existing orders this fall. New orders will deliver Q1 in the new year.
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Announcing the 1 Beyond StreamCam™ AutoTracker™ Camera
News: Announcing the 1 Beyond StreamCam™ AutoTracker™ CameraIndustry-first: Zero-setup, automatic tracking camera added to 1 Beyond streaming product portfolio
1 Beyond, Inc., a leader in streaming video systems, has announced the availability of the 1 Beyond StreamCam AutoTracker camera as part of its streaming product portfolio. An industry-first, this zero-setup, automatic tracking camera will automatically focus, pan, tilt and zoom to follow a presenter. Perfect for lecture capture/streaming where the presenter would prefer to move around than be fixed behind a podium. This camera eliminates the need for an additional camera operator and, together with the 1 Beyond StreamMachine enables a multi-camera event to be recorded/streamed with a single button-push. Additional auto-archive software will automatically transfer recorded files for later use.
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Blackmagic Design to Hold Live Seminars in Los Angeles and New York City
News: Blackmagic Design to Hold Live Seminars in Los Angeles and New York CityBlackmagic Design today announced it will host live seminars on July 24 in Los Angeles and August 13 in New York City, featuring hands on demonstrations of the company’s newly announced NAB 2014 products, including the new Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Studio Camera product lines.
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