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Sky News Installs Ultimatte 12 for VR Studio Delivery
Sky News Installs Ultimatte 12 for VR Studio DeliveryBlackmagic Design today announced that Sky News UK has integrated a series of Ultimatte 12 compositing processors and an Ultimatte Smart Remote 4 to produce dynamic virtual studio segments for its award winning 24 hour rolling news cycle, in particular for its ‘Sunrise’ breakfast programming.
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FutureVideo Products, Inc. Introduces V-Station®HD Studio8 Multi-Channel DVR For 8 HDMI Sources
FutureVideo Products, Inc. Introduces V-Station®HD Studio8 Multi-Channel DVR For 8 HDMI Sources
Provides Synchronized 9-Track Video Recording, Multi-Streaming & Switching
Multi-Channel DVR pioneer FutureVideo Products, Inc. added a new model to its revolutionary V- Station HD Studio8 Multi-Channel DVR Systems range. The new model has 8 x mini-HDMI source inputs. The newest V-Station HD Studio8 (HDMI) model is able to simultaneously record 8 video channels of full HD 1080p @ 60fps (Blu-ray quality) video in H.264 format with perfect channel synchronization. It performs live switching—with on-the-fly real time editing which generates the line-cuts (EDL)—while simultaneously recording the output program as a 9th video track and streaming it live.
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HITACHI Z-HD5000 Cameras Enhance Live Streaming and IMAG for Central Community Church
HITACHI Z-HD5000 Cameras Enhance Live Streaming and IMAG for Central Community Church
House of worship applauds picture quality, cost-effectiveness and ease-of-use of cameras while feeling valued by Hitachi Kokusai as a customer
Central Community Church in Wichita, Kansas has made video an integral aspect of their worship services for many years. Upgrading their production workflows to high definition in preparation for hosting a national convention, the church chose Z-HD5000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to deliver the superior video quality, price-performance value and ease of use that they wanted.
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Matrox Monarch H.264 Encoders Selected by CERN to Stream and Record the Latest Scientific Findings
Matrox Monarch H.264 Encoders Selected by CERN to Stream and Record the Latest Scientific Findings
Leading European research facility accelerates scientific collaboration with Matrox H.264 encoders
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), sitting astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, has been known for its ground-breaking discoveries in particle physics for over 60 years. CERN attracts some of the world’s leading scientists who probe the fundamental structure of the universe.
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Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communication Video Team Uses Facilis Shared Storage in Video Workflow
Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communication Video Team Uses Facilis Shared Storage in Video WorkflowFacilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, recently announced that Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) has installed a TerraBlock shared storage network to support the marketing and communications team.
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Atlantis Television places Telestream at heart of Europe's largest virtualized postproduction workflow
Atlantis Television places Telestream at heart of Europe's largest virtualized postproduction workflow
France’s leading production company optimizes efficiency & agility, from camera ingest through workflow automation, quality control and AS-10 program output
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media orchestration and delivery solutions, has announced that Atlantis Television, France’s largest postproduction company, has placed its Vantage media processing and workflow automation platform at the heart of a revolutionary new virtualized production environment. In addition, Atlantis has installed Telestream Vidchecker to provide rigorous quality control (QC) checks on all its final output – over 100 hours of AS-10 masters are provided to broadcasters across Europe each week.
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Boinx Software PhotoPresenter for iOS Presents Via NDI®
Boinx Software PhotoPresenter for iOS Presents Via NDI®PhotoPresenter for iOS, the app for show and tell style and non-linear photo presentations, is now updated with NDI® playout to enable easy integration into live video production workflows based on mimoLive for the Mac or other NDI®1 capable video production systems such as the NewTek TriCaster.
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URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Studio Used for Daimaru Matsuzakaya Clothing Promotion Movie
URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Studio Used for Daimaru Matsuzakaya Clothing Promotion Movie
DaVinci Resolve Studio, DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, UltraStudio 4K and MultiDock were used for editing and color grading, with HyperDeck Studio 12G used for backup recording.
Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA Mini 4.6K was used by Kei Takahashi on the shooting of a promotion movie for TROJAN men's suits private brand by the Japanese major department store Daimaru Matsuzakaya. DaVinci Resolve Studio, DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, UltraStudio 4K and MultiDock were used for editing and color grading, with HyperDeck Studio 12G used for backup recording.
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Matthews Studio Equipment and Samsung Strategic VR Partnership
Matthews Studio Equipment and Samsung Strategic VR Partnership
Matthews Studio Equipment VRig Offers New Custom Ruggedized VR Solution for Samsung 360 Round Camera
Matthews Studio Equipment announces a new solution that further extends the range of filming environments for Samsung 360 Round camera, offering even more protection from the elements for creators. The Matthews VRig is a robust VR support system with flexible mounting options, low center of gravity and small footprint to minimize nadir hole obstruction while maintaining rock-solid stability. When paired with Samsung’s 360 Round, which captures true 4Kx4K 360 degree footage, users can record, edit and livestream complete VR video and audio, anywhere. 360 Round features a unibody chassis and compact design and is IP65 dust and water resistant.
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Shoot Anywhere With The New Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer Kit
Shoot Anywhere With The New Rotolight NEO 2 Explorer KitRotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has announced the launch of the NEO 2 Explorer Kit, a portable, powerful and lightweight three-light kit for photographers and filmmakers on the go.
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National German Basketball League Livestreams with Blackmagic Design
National German Basketball League Livestreams with Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that the 2. Basketball-Bundesliga, Germany’s second tier national basketball league, has developed a live production workflow using broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design to live stream matches from venues across the country.
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URSA Broadcast and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K installed at Florida-based NOW Church
URSA Broadcast and ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K installed at Florida-based NOW ChurchBlackmagic Design today announced that Ocala, Florida-based NOW Church has installed an URSA Broadcast professional broadcast camera, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel hardware control panel. The products will be used to help capture 4K footage of NOW Church’s high energy worship and concert like productions, as well as interviews, video announcements, and music segments viewed by its global audience.
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Sigma heads to Adorama INSPIRE to support the creative community
Sigma heads to Adorama INSPIRE to support the creative community
Elevate your photography skills at a Sigma hosted Adorama INSPIRE workshop; Test-drive the latest Global Vision Art and Contemporary lenses and take advantage of special promo pricing at Adorama INSPIRE Expo
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its participation in Adorama INSPIRE, a brand new, weeklong event filled with designed-to-share experiences for visual storytellers. Offering education, inspiration, a networking platform and hands-on gear testing, Adorama INSPIRE will take place June 25th through July 1st in and around New York City and features prominent industry creatives including Sigma Pros and many more.
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Canon Updates EF L-series Telephoto Zoom Lenses With EF 70-200mm F/4l IS II USM and Ef 70-200mm F/2.8l IS III USM
Canon Updates EF L-series Telephoto Zoom Lenses With EF 70-200mm F/4l IS II USM and Ef 70-200mm F/2.8l IS III USM
Next Generation of EF 70-200mm Lenses Features a Variety of Updates Including Enhanced Optical Image Stabilization in the f/4 and the Inclusion of Air Sphere Coating in the f/2.8
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced two new telephoto zoom lenses, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM. The new lenses serve advanced amateur and professional photographers in a variety of applications and solutions including wildlife, landscapes, portrait and sports photography. Canon EF 70-200mm focal-length lenses are a popular option for photographers in need of a long zoom range that maintains a relatively compact design. In addition, these updated lenses inherit the same overall build-quality and ruggedness photographers have come to expect from the Canon EF L-series line of lenses.
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Camera Corps Announces Major Broadcast Equipment Rental Expansion
Camera Corps Announces Major Broadcast Equipment Rental Expansion
Major Expansion of Camera Corps Broadcast Equipment Rental Product Range includes the new Q-Pac Modular System
Camera Corps announces that it will be attending this year's Media Production Show, June 12-13, in Olympia, London, exhibiting on stand 534.
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Panasonic Previews AW-UE150, New 4K Integrated Pan/Tilt/Zoom Remote Camera
Panasonic Previews AW-UE150, New 4K Integrated Pan/Tilt/Zoom Remote Camera
First 4K/60p Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs
Here at INFOCOMM, Panasonic announced the development of the AW-UE150, a new 4K integrated remote camera that will offer 4K/UHD - 60p capture, a first for a broadcast-class PTZ. The UE150 will also afford the widest viewing angle (75.1 degrees, horizontal) in its class.
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JVC Upgrade RM-LP100 Camera Controller, Enables Tally Function with Roland Switcher
JVC Upgrade RM-LP100 Camera Controller, Enables Tally Function with Roland SwitcherJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced an upgrade for its RM-LP100 remote camera controller that enables tally compatibility with the new Roland V-60HD switcher. Roland will demonstrate the new functionality during InfoComm 2018 (Booth C2510), which runs June 6-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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IDX DUO-C198 Powers Digital Film Test Shoot for António Morais, Golpe Filmes
IDX DUO-C198 Powers Digital Film Test Shoot for António Morais, Golpe Filmes
See IDX on stand 4P5-01 at Broadcast Asia 2018, Singapore, June 26-28
Latest-generation DUO-C198 batteries in the IDX ENDURA V-Mount series were chosen to power Sony's recently introduced Venice 35 mm 6K camera in a short movie shoot by the cinematographer António Morais, Golpe Filmes. With typically 198 Wh capacity and compact size, the DUO-C198 is designed to power digital cinema cameras and stabilizer systems where long run times are required. Fully compatible with all IDX ENDURA V-Mount batteries chargers and accessories, the DUO-C198 uses top grade lithium-ion cells to ensure the highest reliability.
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Internationally Acclaimed Blackmagic Design Wins 7 Good Design Australia Awards
Internationally Acclaimed Blackmagic Design Wins 7 Good Design Australia Awards
This years winning products include the new URSA Broadcast Camera which is designed to work both in the studio and out in the field.
Blackmagic Design has swept the prestigious 2018 Good Design Australia Awards with 7 different awards for design innovation. This year’s awards brings the total number of Australian design awards to 30 and international design awards to over 50. Melbourne, Australia-based Blackmagic Design is recognized around the world as a leader and innovator for its professional film, broadcast television, commercial production, corporate video, A/V and web video products.
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Panasonic Announces AU-EVA1 “Share Your Vision” Video Contest For U.S. and EU Filmmakers
Panasonic Announces AU-EVA1 “Share Your Vision” Video Contest For U.S. and EU Filmmakers
Enter Now through August 24th, Winners Announced at IBC
Here at Cine Gear Expo, Panasonic announced the AU-EVA1 “Share Your Vision” Video Contest, open to video professionals throughout the United States and European Union countries. To participate, contestants should register at https://eva1contest.hscampaigns.com and submit videos shot with the EVA1 cinema camera from 25 seconds to five minutes in length from June 1st through August 24th, 2018.
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Turkish Telenovela YOU NAME IT Shot Exclusively with the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Turkish Telenovela YOU NAME IT Shot Exclusively with the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6KBlackmagic Design has today announced that its URSA Mini Pro 4.6K digital film cameras were chosen as the principal camera package on popular Turkish daily soap opera, ‘Adini Sen Koy’ (You Name It). Now in its second season, the Star TV telenovela attracts an audience of millions every day in Turkey.
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Panavision Expands DXL2 Ecosystem, Introduces New Primo X Lenses at Cine Gear Expo
Panavision Expands DXL2 Ecosystem, Introduces New Primo X Lenses at Cine Gear Expo
Expo Attendees will Interact with new 8K Workflow, Breakthrough Filter Technology, and Four new Large-Format Lens Sets
Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 8K camera makes its Cine Gear Expo debut on June 1-2 at The Studios at Paramount in Los Angeles. The premier, large-format camera with a new post-centric firmware upgrade will be showcased at the Panavision booth (#S102) in Stage 17, along with four new large-format lens sets, a DXL-inspired accessories kit for RED DSMC2 cameras, and a preview of custom advancements in filter technology.
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ICG Camera Panel at CineGear to Discuss Unscripted TV Looks
ICG Camera Panel at CineGear to Discuss Unscripted TV Looks
TV’s New ‘Unscripted Looks’ to be Explained by ICG Camera Panel at Cine Gear Expo
A panel from the International Cinematographers Guild, will discuss “The Reality of Creating Unscripted Looks” at this year’s Cine Gear Expo to be held at Paramount Studios’ Sherry Lansing Theater, on June 2, starting at 10:15 a.m.
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EVA 2.5 Firmware Update Brings SMOOTH Mode to AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
EVA 2.5 Firmware Update Brings SMOOTH Mode to AU-EVA1 Cinema CameraPanasonic today released the EVA 2.5 firmware update for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera, adding a new noise reduction mode, more lens support expansion and menu improvements. SMOOTH mode noise reduction is designed for capturing low noise images without need for additional post processing.
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Cooke brings S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses to Cine Gear 2018
Cooke brings S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses to Cine Gear 2018
Booth will also host Anamorphic/i , 5/i, S4/i, Panchro/i Classic and miniS4/i ranges
Cooke Optics will bring its S7/i purpose-built full frame lens range to Cine Gear 2018, along with Anamorphic/i, Anamorphic/i SF (“Special Flair”), Panchro/i Classics and its other acclaimed lens families.
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JVC ProHD Portable Bridge empowers Digital P Media's FLW Bass Fishing Tournament Coverage
JVC ProHD Portable Bridge empowers Digital P Media's FLW Bass Fishing Tournament Coverage
DIGITAL P MEDIA IMPROVES LIVE FLW BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT COVERAGE WITH JVC PROHD PORTABLE BRIDGE CELLULAR UPLINKS
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Digital P Media, a video production company based in Cary, N.C., has paired five new PB-CELL200 ProHD Portable Bridge cellular uplinks with its 800 Series ProHD cameras to stream live coverage of this year’s Fishing League Worldwide bass fishing tournament. The remote broadcasting hubs have delivered improved streaming performance from the expansive lakes that host the competitions.
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AJA KUMO 6464 Powers Multi-Signal Routing for Live King of Hammers 2018 Off-Road Race
AJA KUMO 6464 Powers Multi-Signal Routing for Live King of Hammers 2018 Off-Road RaceThe world’s top ULTRA4 racers converge in Johnson Valley, CA every February to compete in the King of Hammers, a week-long series of off-road races spanning more than 200 miles of rocky desert terrain. The race draws in more than 60,000 spectators and is broadcast live to audiences via the ULTRA4 racing website and Livestream.com, with highlights streamed to YouTube and Facebook Live. Hammerking Productions is responsible for the week-long production, capturing and streaming more than seven hours of footage a day to fans on-site and online. With this year’s production involving multiple camera sources and destinations, the Hammerking team tapped AJA Video Systems’s KUMO 6464 for SDI signal routing.
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Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability of 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability of 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
The “Bokeh Master” will begin shipping in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts in late June for a retail price of $1,599.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma camera mounts in late June for $1,599.00 USD through authorized US dealers. The Sony E-mount availability will be announced later.
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Ikegami APAC to Exhibit Latest Cameras, Monitors and Transmission Equipment at Broadcast Asia 2018
Ikegami APAC to Exhibit Latest Cameras, Monitors and Transmission Equipment at Broadcast Asia 2018
Demonstrations to include first APAC showing of the new HDK-99 3G-capable full digital 3-CMOS HDTV portable camera and HQLM-3125X 4K/HD master monitor
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for television content producers and broadcasters, will exhibit its newest technology and systems on the Ikegami APAC stand 4R4-01 at Broadcast Asia 2018. The show will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, June 26-28.
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RED Digital Cinema Returns to Cine Gear Expo
RED Digital Cinema Returns to Cine Gear Expo
Christopher Probst, ASC Will Take Attendees Behind the Scenes On Epoch
RED Digital Cinema will be at Cine Gear Expo this year in Los Angeles at The Studios at Paramount from June 1-2. Located at Booth S101 in Stage 17, RED will showcase its DSMC2™ camera line-up featuring premier sensors, MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35. Additionally, RED will demonstrate 8K workflows, covering 8K REDCODE RAW, HDR and image processing pipeline (IPP2).
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Gearhouse Broadcast boosts 4K and HDR rental capabilities with investment in in-demand cameras and lenses
Gearhouse Broadcast boosts 4K and HDR rental capabilities with investment in in-demand cameras and lenses
Sony HDC-4300 cameras and range of Canon and Fujinon 4K lenses boost Gearhouse’s rental stock in UK, US and Germany
Gearhouse Broadcast, a supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has significantly enhanced its 4K rental stock with the purchase of a large quantity of the industry’s most in-demand cameras and lenses. The investment includes 36 new Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD camera channels and a large quantity of 4K and HD studio/field and ENG lenses from both Canon and Fujinon.
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Academy Award®-winning DP Claudio Miranda Uses DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
Academy Award®-winning DP Claudio Miranda Uses DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
Miranda’s workflow includes BMD's DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, as well as UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 capture and playback devices.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Academy Award®-winning DP Claudio Miranda, ASC, (“Life of Pi”) uses DaVinci Resolve Studio and the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel for editing and color grading as part of his work as a cinematographer, as well as on his personal projects.
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City of Fort Myers Celebrates Meeting Coverage Success with Broadcast Pix Integrated Production Switcher
City of Fort Myers Celebrates Meeting Coverage Success with Broadcast Pix Integrated Production SwitcherBroadcast Pix today announced CFM-TV, the government channel for the City of Fort Myers, Florida, installed a Mica™ 1000 integrated production switcher in late January as part of an overall refresh of the council chambers at City Hall.
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Ford F-150 and Big Block use Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve Studio on New 2018 Campaign
Ford F-150 and Big Block use Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve Studio on New 2018 CampaignBlackmagic Design announced today that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used on Ford’s latest 2018 F-150 campaign, produced by Big Block and agency GTB, with colorist Brandon Chavez and Director Paul Trillo. Noted for their visually rich and fast-paced spots, Ford’s marketing concept, that their vehicles are not just always raising the bar, but that they are the bar, is reflected heavily in the commercials themselves. Each campaign presents multiple viewpoints of that familiar tag line, and the 2018 campaign was no exception.
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See Aaton-Transvideo products at CineGear Expo 2018
See Aaton-Transvideo products at CineGear Expo 2018
The new and latest Aaton-Digital and Transvideo products will be on show at Cine Gear Expo 2018 on the Aaton-Transvideo booth 60C, The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA 90038, Los Angeles, USA; Exhibition June 1-2.
See all the latest and new Aaton-Digital and Transvideo products at the CineGear Expo 2018 show and demo on the Aaton-Transvideo booth, 60C. The Transvideo StarliteHD2 monitor-recorder with its new firmware upgrade giving increased resolution and reduced latency, enhancing its many capabilities further and making it also an excellent choice now for focus pulling. The upgrade will be available for all existing StarliteHD worldwide for a cost of 165 Euros.
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Broadcast Pix Updates iPixPad, iPixPanel Mobile Device Control for iOS 11
Broadcast Pix Updates iPixPad, iPixPanel Mobile Device Control for iOS 11Broadcast Pix has announced upgrades to its iPixPad and iPixPanel applications. Available now from the App Store, both apps allow users to control Broadcast Pix integrated production switchers remotely from Apple mobile devices. Designed to work with iOS 11 and take advantage of today’s larger screens, the updated apps provide support for all screen sizes.
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Sigma Mother’s Day Promotions on Award-Winning Art Lenses
Sigma Mother’s Day Promotions on Award-Winning Art LensesSigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced a special Mother’s Day promotion, offering incredible savings on its award-winning Art lens line. Beginning May 3, 2018 and running through May 14, 2018, anyone looking to treat the mother in their life, or even themselves, to a gift that will help capture life’s precious moments can save up to $100.00 USD on some of Sigma’s most sought-after Art lenses.
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Adorama INSPIRE Series Celebrates Creative Storytelling Community
Adorama INSPIRE Series Celebrates Creative Storytelling Community
Star content creators headline a week of designed-to-share experiences in Manhattan, exploring new techniques, ideas and hot topics in the industry, providing a launchpad for photo and video creatives to learn, share and network
Adorama, the trusted source for market-leading photo, video, audio, imaging and electronics products and information, announced Adorama INSPIRE, a brand new, weeklong event filled with designed-to-share experiences for visual storytellers.
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Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
The Boris FX Continuum VR Unit is now available free through May 31, 2018. Five 360° enabled plug-ins for immersive video post-production.
The new Continuum VR Unit from Boris FX, the leading creative visual effects plug-in developer, delivers five useful and fast filters for professional reframing, editing, and finishing 360° video. The recently released 360° toolset fills a gap in the rapidly growing 360/VR immersive filmmaking industry which requires specialized tools to process spherical video formats. From now through May 31, 2018, Boris FX is offering the Continuum VR Unit as a free giveaway (a $199 value).
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Announcing the ARRI Approved Certified Pre-Owned Program
Announcing the ARRI Approved Certified Pre-Owned Program
Selected ARRI ALEXA cameras available, all subjected to comprehensive check and overhaul of all components, with one-year warranty
ARRI announces the introduction of the Certified Pre-Owned Program. The motion picture equipment manufacturer is now offering selected pre-owned and refurbished camera systems of the ALEXA series for sale. “We are excited to offer the ARRI Approved Certified Pre-Owned Program,” says Stephan Schenk, Managing Director of ARRI Cine Technik and General Manager of the Business Unit Camera Systems. “It’s a global initiative which adds a new tier to our products, allowing more filmmakers access to our technology. It also gives educational institutions a cost-effective way of providing high-quality equipment for their students.”
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Rusted Rooster Relies on Facilis TerraBlock to Bring Home the Bacon
Rusted Rooster Relies on Facilis TerraBlock to Bring Home the Bacon
Team of 24 includes 5 editors working simultaneously on 128TB of native 4K shared projects in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects using Facilis TerraBlock 24EX
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, recently announced that Michigan-based Rusted Rooster Media, a full service, specialty outdoor production company, has purchased a TerraBlock 128TB 24EX shared storage system to support their 4K workflow.
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Crystal Vision announces Safire 3 chroma keyer price reduction
Crystal Vision announces Safire 3 chroma keyer price reduction
BIG PRICE REDUCTION FOR CRYSTAL VISION'S FLAGSHIP CHROMA KEYER
Crystal Vision has significantly reduced the price of its Safire 3 chroma keyer, making it now the lowest cost of the industry's best real-time chroma keyers and with the price drop bringing benefits to both large and small broadcasters.
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HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enhance International Television Ministry at First Baptist Church Texarkana
HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enhance International Television Ministry at First Baptist Church Texarkana
Z-HD6000 studio cameras and DK-H200 box cameras deliver superior image quality for local IMAG and worldwide broadcasts.
First Baptist Church in Texarkana, Texas, has been leveraging the powerful visual engagement and broad reach of television to spread its message and touch followers’ lives for over half a century. When the church upgraded the video production capabilities in their sanctuary to high definition, they turned to HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the exceptional quality and rich features they needed to further elevate their in-house video experiences and broadcasts.
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Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art and Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Receive Prestigious TIPA World Awards
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art and Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Receive Prestigious TIPA World AwardsThe Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce it has won two TIPA World Awards 2018 for its wide-aperture ultra-wide-angle 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art zoom lens and its large-diameter 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art zoom lens suitable for any shoot.
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NEP chooses Custom Consoles desks for Sweden's largest television production facility
NEP chooses Custom Consoles desks for Sweden's largest television production facilityCustom Consoles announces the completion and installation of five control room desks for NEP Sweden's television production facility on the outskirts of Stockholm. The project was performed in cooperation with one of Europe's largest system integrators, Broadcast Solutions GmbH.
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Pomfort Releases LiveGrade Pro Version 4
Pomfort Releases LiveGrade Pro Version 4
Version 4 introduces an innovative and automated way of logging and organizing camera metadata. Users can now capture and monitor live camera metadata coming from one or multiple cameras.
Pomfort, a leading provider of professional software solutions for digital media assets and color management in motion picture and broadcast production, today released a major upgrade to its industry leading software LiveGrade Pro. The new version 4 of LiveGrade Pro for the first time makes live camera metadata available directly in the software and gives the production team even greater control over the live image on set.
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Chrosziel Lens Test Projector P-TPCXPL for ARRI Signature Prime lenses with LPL mount
Chrosziel Lens Test Projector P-TPCXPL for ARRI Signature Prime lenses with LPL mount
Glass & Filter Inserts, 60mm LED Image Circle, Multiport for Lens Data & Control
The Chrosziel Projector P-TPCXPL with dedicated ARRI™ Plates meets all requirements to professionally check and service lenses such as ARRI Signature Prime lenses with LPL mounts or other mounts like XPL, PL, EF or B4 mounts. The projector was built with highest precision below 5μm plane parallelism between mount and reticle.
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Blackmagic Design Announces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design Announces the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Camera features dual native ISO, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, or even external USB-C drives!
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a handheld digital film camera with full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with up to 25600 ISO for incredible low light performance as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. It also eliminates expensive external recorders, as it features a unique new USB-C Expansion Port, which allows customers to record using the internal SD/UHS-II and CFast recorders or directly to the same external disks they will use for editing and color correction. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will be available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide later this year for only US$1,295.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Now customers can extend and power cameras from up to 2 km away, all over a single SMPTE fiber optic cable.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter which convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, tally and more into a single SMPTE hybrid electrical and fiber optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single cable. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995 and the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995. Both fiber converters are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
The world’s most affordable and flexible professional HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera for live production and studio programs, at the same price as a DSLR camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Broadcast, a new high end, professional broadcast camera designed for both studio programming and live production. URSA Broadcast works with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, can be used for both HD and Ultra HD production, features a 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders, and much more. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is available now for only US$3,495 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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New JVC ProHD Studio Delivers Portable Production and Streaming Solution
New JVC ProHD Studio Delivers Portable Production and Streaming SolutionJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the ProHD Studio 4000 compact live production and streaming studio. Also available as the ProHD Studio 4000S for sports production, the self-contained, four-channel system includes a complete control room solution for smaller, budget-conscious facilities. JVC will demonstrate the new systems at the 2018 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 9-12 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Panasonic Launches Second Century of Innovation with New Products, Technologies and Solutions at NAB 2018
New AK-UC4000 4K/HDR/High-Speed Camera, AV-HLC100 Live Production Center, EVA2.0 Firmware with RAW Support, and VariCam LT CineLive Firmware Showcased
Panasonic is marking its 100th year anniversary with a wide-ranging display of products, technologies and solutions for production and broadcast professionals here at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show. Under the theme, “Welcome to our next 100 years of Innovation.”
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Vocas to Showcase New Multifunction Shoulder Rig and Other Accessories at NAB 2018
Vocas to Showcase New Multifunction Shoulder Rig and Other Accessories at NAB 2018Vocas Systems, European manufacturer of innovative, professional-calibre camera accessories, will introduce a range of new products at NAB 2018, including accessories designed for the Sony Venice, the Panasonic AU-EVA 1 and other new cameras. In addition, the company will showcase a new follow focus, a new matte box support with shoulder pad and a redesign of the popular Vocas director’s cage.
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New JVC 4KCAM Cameras Offer Integrated Graphics, Live Streaming
New JVC 4KCAM Cameras Offer Integrated Graphics, Live StreamingJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced three new additions to its family of 4KCAM cameras. Among other new features, the new GY-HM250U offers integrated graphics and live streaming, while the GY-HM250SP adds sports-specific score overlays. Also new, the GY-HM180U sets a new benchmark for professional compact cameras without built-in streaming or graphics.
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Sigma Announces an Exclusive Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11 for Its Sought-After Cine 14mm T2 FF
Sigma Announces an Exclusive Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11 for Its Sought-After Cine 14mm T2 FFThe Sigma Corporation today announced the newest accessory for its Cine High Speed 14mm T2 FF Prime Lens – the Clamp-On Ring 162mm COR-11, which extends the front diameter of the lens to 162mm. When attached to a wide-angle matte box compatible with 6.6" x 6.6" square type filters such as the ARRI LMB-6 (2-stage), the setup allows cinematographers to film on full-frame cameras without undesired vignetting. The Sigma COR-11 is also compatible with SF Ex-tender SF-E1 (optional) and other third-party accessories. Sigma continues to expand its Cine offering by providing solutions to the increasing demand for cine lenses compatible with digital cinema cameras with large format sensors.
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Apple Final Cut Pro X Update: ProRes RAW and Advanced Closed Captioning
Apple Final Cut Pro X Update: ProRes RAW and Advanced Closed Captioning
Apple is also adding complementary new features to Final Cut Pro companion apps, Motion and Compressor
Apple is introducing a new update to Final Cut Pro X, the most popular version of its professional video editing software, with more than 2.5 million seats. Final Cut Pro 10.4.1 introduces a groundbreaking format from Apple, ProRes RAW, which combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the performance of ProRes.
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Atomos delivers first ProRes RAW monitor recorders to video industry
Atomos delivers first ProRes RAW monitor recorders to video industry
Rollout supports eight of the most popular cine cameras with a RAW output, more to follow
Atomos is excited to announce support for ProRes RAW, a new format from Apple that combines the incredible performance of ProRes with the flexibility of RAW video. The ProRes RAW update will be available free for the Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo 19 devices.
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Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 Camera Makes NAB Debut
Company’s Technology Leaders to Participate on Conference Panels
Panavision, the motion picture industry’s most respected designer, manufacturer and provider of state-of-the-art cinema lenses, high-precision camera systems and innovative post production technologies, will showcase its Millennium DXL2 8K camera at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which runs April 7-12 in Las Vegas. Technology leaders from Panavision and its subsidiary Light Iron will also share their vision and expertise during panel discussions throughout the conference.
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Camera Corps Qx High Quality Robotic Camera Debuts at 2018 NAB Show
Camera Corps Qx High Quality Robotic Camera Debuts at 2018 NAB Show
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12
Camera Corps will debut a major addition to its range of miniature robotic camera systems at the April 9-12 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The new Qx is a compact weatherproof head with integral pan/tilt/zoom/focus drives. Delivering high video quality, it offers producers the freedom to cut and mix with video feeds from full-size studio and outside-broadcast cameras. Black-finished and just 125 mm in diameter, the Qx is unobtrusive enough to be operated within view of other cameras both for studio productions and in OB coverage of live events. It can also be used as part of a commentator camera setup.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight Live HDR Demonstrations and Share Expertise at 2018 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight Live HDR Demonstrations and Share Expertise at 2018 NAB Show
Practical demonstrations to showcase the advantages of HDR, while insightful presentations and discussions answer questions about the emerging technology
High Dynamic Range (HDR) technologies are expected to again be among the hottest topics at next week’s 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) was one of the first manufacturers to deliver HDR-capable broadcast television cameras, and will continue its leadership in implementing and promoting HDR acquisition with live practical demonstrations and informative discussions in booth C4309 at the event.
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Nicki Sun's Productions Shine with TASCAM DR-10L
Nicki Sun's Productions Shine with TASCAM DR-10LHost, videographer, producer, editor, and director Nicki Sun is equally capable behind and in front of the camera. Sun has produced television shows and other content for Myx TV, Verizon, Chef Martin Yan, and Google, as well as Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge, where she manages digital and new media. She also produces and hosts Now You Know, an online talk show where she interviews aspiring and inspiring freelance creative artists, musicians, and assorted entertainers and entrepreneurs. On top of all that, Sun acts in TV commercials, hosts events, and has earned a reputation as an emerging leader in new media.
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NAB 2018: FUJINON 4K HDR Zoom Series Expands with Two New 46x Zooms Featuring Best-in-Class Stabilization and Accuracy
NAB 2018: FUJINON 4K HDR Zoom Series Expands with Two New 46x Zooms Featuring Best-in-Class Stabilization and Accuracy
Smallest and Lightest 4K HDR Lens and New MK Series Accessories Make NAB Debut Alongside New FUJIFILM X-H1 Camera and MKX Cinema Lenses
This year’s NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) convention will see the continued expansion of the FUJINON 4K HDR lens range from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM. Fujifilm made the Development Announcement on Tuesday, March 27 in Japan of the company’s latest Premier UA Series of UHD 2/3” lenses, the UA46x9.5B and UA46x13.5B. A prototype will be shown at the Fujifilm booth (#C7225). NAB2018 will be held from April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Barnfind’s 2018 NAB Line-up Includes More Control Options, Advanced Functionality and Improved Configuration Capabilities for Fiber Optic Transport Platform
Barnfind’s 2018 NAB Line-up Includes More Control Options, Advanced Functionality and Improved Configuration Capabilities for Fiber Optic Transport Platform
New 12GB capabilities, expanded stage-box range and multiple camera control system join multitude of additions and enhancements to key technology solutions
Barnfind Technologies, manufacturer of a multi-functional, signal neutral fiber transport platform, returns to the 2018 NAB Show this year with an expansive line-up that includes more control options, advanced functionality, and improved configuration capabilities, all of which are being demonstrated at Booth #SL 9630 in South Hall Lower.
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RUSHWORKS is Keeping it Super Simple at NAB with Unique, Affordable and Easy-to-Use Solutions
RUSHWORKS is Keeping it Super Simple at NAB with Unique, Affordable and Easy-to-Use Solutions
New A-LIST Streamster allows anyone to create an Internet TV channel, 3n1 provides triple functionality in one PTZ camera, PTOA now featured in camera control solutions
RUSHWORKS, provider of cool technology for production, playback and streaming since 2001, is Keeping It Super Simple (K.I.S.S.) for NAB 2018 attendees to find effective, operator-friendly and cost-efective production, playback and streaming solutions. The line-up of new products in Booth SL11216 includes the introduction of RUSHWORKS’ A-LIST Streamster, an IP only automation system; the 3n1 single fixture, triple function video camera; and the addition of coordinated preset time of arrival (PTOA) for RUSHWORKS camera control solutions.
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Audiomotion and Vicon Help Make the Virtual into Reality for Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
Audiomotion and Vicon Help Make the Virtual into Reality for Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One’
Audiomotion in Collaboration with Digital Domain Used Vicon Vantage V16 Cameras and an Early Version of
Shōgun Software; Nearly 60 Percent of the Film Featured Performance Capture
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Aaton-Transvideo to Highlight Impressive New Products at NAB Show 2018
Aaton-Transvideo to Highlight Impressive New Products at NAB Show 2018
Aaton-Digital and Transvideo products will be at NAB SHOW 2018 at the Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA, Exhibition April 9-12
During NAB 2018, Aaton-Digital and Transvideowill highlight new products being introduced at the show, that include Transvideo's StarliteHD-e recorder-monitor, displaying its latest focus puller menu connected to an ARRI camera and Cooke smart optics, along with Aaton Digital’s award winning location sound recorders CantarMini and CantarX3 which now include Sennheiser AMBEO® technology as standard.
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Televisa Increases Live ENG Reports with JVC ProHD Wireless Bridge
Televisa Increases Live ENG Reports with JVC ProHD Wireless BridgeJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Televisa, the largest mass media company in Hispanic America, has purchased 25 JVC ProHD Wireless Bridge bonded video-over-IP units to transmit live ENG field reports from 21 different markets throughout Mexico. The first unit was tested last year at XEFB in Monterrey; now, there are three Wireless Bridge units at XEFB and three at XHG in Guadalajara, with the rest assigned to 19 other Televisa Regional stations.
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New Cinegy Air PRO 12 launches at NAB 2018
New Cinegy Air PRO 12 launches at NAB 2018At NAB 2018, Cinegy will introduce Cinegy Air PRO 12 broadcast automation and real-time, multi-channel video playout software for SD, HD and/or Ultra HD (4K) playout in a single, integrated suite – further fortifying Cinegy’s claim of truly delivering “Software Defined Television”.
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DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
Says Swica: “Everybody was just shocked on what we were capturing. The VariCam slashed our lighting package.”
Birdland, directed and co-written by Peter Lynch, is a Canadian feature that contains some of the most striking images you’ll see in an indie film this year. It tells the story of an ex-cop, Sheila Hood, who hides surveillance cameras in her home to spy on her husband’s affairs – essentially becoming a voyeur of her own life. The film was shot by cinematographer Adam Swica, CSC (The Art of the Steal, The Firm) with a single Panasonic VariCam 35 camera.
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Introducing Canon's first full-frame Cinema Camera, the EOS C700 FF
Introducing Canon's first full-frame Cinema Camera, the EOS C700 FFCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the EOS C700 FF, the Company’s first full-frame cinema camera. The beauty and majesty of full-frame digital cinema is now becoming a new creative reality. Since the introduction of the EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera in 2008, Canon has been a part of the full-frame video movement, and the introduction of the C700 FF has reinforced Canon’s commitment to this market. At the heart of the camera is a novel Canon-developed CMOS image sensor having a total of 5952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites with a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio, which gives it the same image circle size as the full frame EOS 5D camera series. This supports a wide range of shooting options.
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RED Introduces Gemini 5K S35 Sensor
RED Introduces Gemini 5K S35 Sensor
New GEMINI 5K S35 SENSOR from RED DIGITAL CINEMA features dual sensitivity modes For exceptional low-light performance
RED DIGITAL CINEMA® introduced today the new GEMINI™ 5K S35 sensor for its RED EPIC-W® camera. The GEMINI 5K S35 sensor leverages dual sensitivity modes to provide greater flexibility for a variety of shooting environments. Whether creators choose to shoot in standard mode for well-lit conditions or low light mode for darker environments, the RED EPIC-W with GEMINI 5K S35 sensor delivers incredible dynamic range and produces cinematic quality images.
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Pond5 and DJI Join Forces to Create an Online Marketplace for Aerial Footage from FAA Certified Pilots and Filmmakers
Pond5 and DJI Join Forces to Create an Online Marketplace for Aerial Footage from FAA Certified Pilots and Filmmakers
Program will curate and promote collections of aerial footage captured by licensed pilots using DJI drones to Pond5’s millions of users searching for professional video
Global content marketplace Pond5 and DJI, the world’s leading manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today launched an innovative collaboration to develop a premium collection of licensable aerial footage .
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TNDV: Television Lends Live Production Expertise to The Bounce Trumpet Awards
TNDV: Television Lends Live Production Expertise to The Bounce Trumpet Awards
Provides 3G/4K mobile production unit, Exclamation, and skilled technical crew to support multi-camera production of the prestigious, annual TV awards special
Nashville-based TNDV: Television played a pivotal production role at the 26th Annual Bounce Trumpet Awards, held at the Cobb Energy Center, in Atlanta earlier this winter. The prestigious, star-studded event, which featured such headliners as CeeLo Green, Ludacris, Xscape, and Cameo, honored influential, high-profile African Americans who have achieved greatness and inspired it in others.
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Sigma’s Distinctive Cinema, VR and Sony E-Mount Lenses Capture NAB 2018
Sigma’s Distinctive Cinema, VR and Sony E-Mount Lenses Capture NAB 2018
The breakthrough, multi award-winning full-frame and S35 Cine lenses return to the NAB show; Brand new Sigma VR and Sony E-Mount lens options shown at booth C10308
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will present its lineup of award-winning cinema lenses, alongside the brand new VR-enabled 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens and Sony E-mount Art lenses at the NAB 2018 exhibition held in Las Vegas NV, from April 9-12 (booth C10308).
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Imagine Products and StorageDNA Partner to Bring Ease of Access to LTO Tape Files
Imagine Products and StorageDNA Partner to Bring Ease of Access to LTO Tape Files
myLTOdna Interface lets users access files on an LTO tape as they would a hard drive, eliminating seek-and-restore time
Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, and StorageDNA, a leader in intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced a partnership resulting in a groundbreaking new product. Both thought leaders, the two companies have collaborated on an integrated solution that enables random access to files on an LTO tape, essentially turning it into a hard drive with dnaLTFS — an LTFS adaptation that was never available before. The results are time savings and easier access to assets in production and postproduction workflows.
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HDR Denmark uses Nevion IP remote-production solution for live horse racing coverage
HDR Denmark uses Nevion IP remote-production solution for live horse racing coverage
Solution provides cost-effective production
Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has announced that HDR Denmark, a full-service provider to the broadcast industry, has deployed Nevion equipment and software for IP-based remote-production. The solution enables HDR to provide live horse racing coverage in Denmark with a minimum crew on-site. It also makes optimum use of resources in the central studio and control room in Copenhagen.
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Camera Corps to Demonstrate Clarity Large-Sensor HD/UHD HFR Camera at NAB Las Vegas
Camera Corps to Demonstrate Clarity Large-Sensor HD/UHD HFR Camera at NAB Las Vegas
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12
​A recent addition to the Camera Corps rental fleet, Clarity is a miniature camera delivering real-time live output and high-frame-rate SDI for use with slow motion replay servers. A UHD version operating at four times real-time is also available. The camera will be demonstrated on the Vitec Group exhibit (C6025) in the Central Hall at the April 9-12 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
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Hawk-Woods Reel Power Battery Approved for On-Board Use with ARRI ALEXA LF
Hawk-Woods Reel Power Battery Approved for On-Board Use with ARRI ALEXA LF
Manios Digital & Film will be demonstrating Hawk-Woods power solutions at NAB 2018.
Hawk-Woods, innovative developer of broadcast power solutions, today announces that its 26v Reel Power lithium-ion battery is the first and only power source approved for on-board use with ARRI’s new Alexa LF large format camera system. The battery is capable of powering Alexa LF even when recording natively in 4K, when power draw is at its peak. Reel Power batteries have been used as an on-board power supply with other large-format cameras, including the ARRI Alexa 65, for years and have proven a reliable solution.
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CyanView Wins Order from NEP Germany for Camera Control Solution
CyanView Wins Order from NEP Germany for Camera Control Solution
Will help NEP bring new levels of creativity to coverage
CyanView today announced that it had won orders from NEP – who are among the world’s foremost outside broadcast and live events production companies - in Germany for a Cy-RCP Remote Control Panel, a Cy-GWY Gateway and Cy-CI0 Camera Interfaces. They are being used for total control of NEP Germany’s Dream Chip mini-cameras, providing the opportunity for highly creative camera positioning and angles in outside broadcasts – especially sport.
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Camera Corps to Launch SIMPLY SMPTE MAX at NAB 2018
Camera Corps to Launch SIMPLY SMPTE MAX at NAB 2018
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12.
Camera Corps has chosen the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas as the launch platform for SIMPLY SMPTE MAX, a powerful addition to its rental range of television production solutions.
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UK X Factor Arena Tour Powered By Blackmagic Design Live Production Workflow
UK X Factor Arena Tour Powered By Blackmagic Design Live Production WorkflowBlackmagic Design today announced that IMAG projection for the 2018 X Factor live arena tour was produced with a PPU, built around an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. Live acquisition was delivered by an HD multicam set up which included the URSA Broadcast.
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Starwest Studios Partners With Litepanels For Cutting-Edge Dance Broadcast Facility
Starwest Studios Partners With Litepanels For Cutting-Edge Dance Broadcast Facility
Broad Array of Litepanels LED Solutions Light the Way for Industry's First Combination Dance Studio/Broadcast Production Facility
Starwest Studios, an all-new broadcast production and dance facility in Burbank, California, is also an outstanding showcase studio for Litepanels® LED lighting solutions. An array of almost 50 lights from Litepanels' Gemini, Astra, and Sola, product families provide reliable, flicker-free lighting for a wide variety of television broadcast and online streaming dance productions.
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Hitachi Kokusai Bridges HDTV and 4K Production with New CU HD1300F-S1 Camera Control Unit
Hitachi Kokusai Bridges HDTV and 4K Production with New CU HD1300F-S1 Camera Control Unit
Company also unveils firmware option for SK-UHD4000 4K camera system to enhance simultaneous HDR and SDR acquisition
Continuing to enable broadcasters and production companies to adopt Ultra HD (UHD) at their own preferred pace, Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) today announced the CU-HD1300F-S1 HDTV camera control unit with 4K, 12G-SDI output. Transforming 1080p to Ultra HD with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), the new CCU will be showcased alongside other HITACHI unveilings in booth C4309 at the upcoming 2018 NAB Show (April 9-12, Las Vegas).
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mimoLive 4: Multi-Endpoint Streaming, Social Media And More
mimoLive 4: Multi-Endpoint Streaming, Social Media And More
The Multi-In, Multi-Out Live Video Engine for the Mac
Version 4 of the Apple Design Award winning live video production application mimoLive - is now available. The new version improves live video producer’s lives by adding easy multi-endpoint streaming, a process to work with viewer comments on YouTube and Facebook, a multi-view to keep an eye on your video sources and much more. mimoLive 4 will be shown at the NDI® Pavilion (booth SL5516) at NAB in Las Vegas.
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Camera Corps to Demonstrate New DMR (Digital Mini Remote) Head at NAB
Camera Corps to Demonstrate New DMR (Digital Mini Remote) Head at NAB
See Camera Corps on the Vitec Group exhibit at NAB 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9-12.
Camera Corps announces a highly innovative addition to its range of broadcast-quality video production equipment. Available for rental, the new DMR (Dual Mini Remote) Head is a fully remote controlled camera mount with a wide range of applications. Primarily devised to carry a high motion camera for behind-the-goal football replays, the DMR is equally suitable across other genres such entertainment, corporate or religious broadcast programming where more than one movement and flowing live camera shots might be required.
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NAB 2018: Panasonic and TVU Networks Announce New Camera/IP Management and Delivery Integration
NAB 2018: Panasonic and TVU Networks Announce New Camera/IP Management and Delivery Integration
Panasonic P2 Camcorders Communicate with TVU Transceivers and TVU Grid, and Panasonic PTZ Cameras Paired with TVU Vista for Streaming and Remote Control
With a new integration of Panasonic cameras, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, and Panasonic further their technology collaboration with the introduction of two new video solutions. With these new product integrations, TVU welcomes Panasonic to the TVU ecosystem and TVU Grid featuring IP video switching, routing and distribution. The Panasonic/TVU integrations will be on display in two locations at the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the NAB Show from April 9-12. During the show, Panasonic will exhibit in Booth C3607, and TVU Networks will be in Booth C1707.
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Ventuz Technology to Showcase Ventuz X at NAB 2018
Ventuz Technology to Showcase Ventuz X at NAB 2018At the center of Ventuz X lies a new motion graphics and data presentation toolkit specifically designed for the graphical display of mass data. With Ventuz X, the real-time graphics software developer Ventuz Technology shows their most comprehensive approach to the presentation of data-driven graphics in broadcast and live events yet. This and the many other new features will be the main focus of the company’s booth at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas.
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SGO announces new release of award-winning Mistika VR
SGO announces new release of award-winning Mistika VR
The latest version of Mistika VR now released with an extended list of new features
SGO has released a new version of Mistika VR, the fastest stitching software on the market, which brings more than twenty new features to its users. These significantly contribute to more efficient workflow, improving performance and quality, and accelerating collaboration among multiple computers. The latest ​release ​is already available at no additional cost to all existing ​Mistika VR customers.
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Shotoku Partners with Magna Systems & Engineering in Australia and New Zealand
Shotoku Partners with Magna Systems & Engineering in Australia and New Zealand
Partnership reinforces commitment to customers in A/NZ
Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, has named Magna Systems & Engineering its new dealer in Australia and New Zealand. The announcement was made by James Eddershaw, managing director, from Shotoku’s UK office.
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Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Aerial Cinematography Firm Takes to the Skies with FUJINON Cabrio Zoom
Rugged Design of FUJINON 25-300mm Cabrio Zoom Makes for Perfect Pairing with RED Helium 8K Camera
Shooting car chases, rocket tests, and flying action hero scenes from thousands of feet in the air requires a camera/lens combination that’s sturdy, flexible and sharp. For one of the world’s top aerial cinematography companies, Hawthorne, CA-based Gyron Systems International, a division of Wolfe Air Aviation, Ltd., those requirements led them to pair the 25-300mm Cabrio zoom from FUJIFILM/FUJINON with the RED Helium 8K camera.
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Easterseals & Gold Pictures to Change the Way We View Disability in Hollywood
Easterseals & Gold Pictures to Change the Way We View Disability in HollywoodAs part of its ongoing mission to Change the Way We View Disability, Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) has partnered with Gold Pictures to raise awareness within the entertainment industry to be more inclusive and create opportunities in front of and behind the camera for people with disabilities.
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Tedial’s New SMARTLIVE Marries AI to MAMs for Cutting-Edge Live Sport Solution
Tedial’s New SMARTLIVE Marries AI to MAMs for Cutting-Edge Live Sport Solution
Totally unique in the industry, SMARTLIVE, an automated live sport solution will be demonstrated at NAB in Booth N 1420
Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, is launching SMARTLIVE, a cutting-edge live sport solution and major revolution in sports production at NAB 2018. The unique development marries Artificial Intelligence (AI) to an innovative metadata engine to bring the back office and archives closer to live than ever before. This tight integration supports an increased number of highlights, during or after an event, and allows a specific story to be delivered to a targeted audience via multiple platforms including Social Media, increasing the potential for significant growth in fan engagement. SMARTLIVE is being demonstrated in Booth N 1420.
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FireFly Cinema Unveils FireVision, a New Cloud-based Collaborative Workflow Solution for Film Production Teams
FireFly Cinema Unveils FireVision, a New Cloud-based Collaborative Workflow Solution for Film Production Teams
Company also unveils new version of its digital color management suite of solutions
At NAB 2018, on booth C11125 (Flanders Scientific) FireFly Cinema, a developer of affordable software for digital workflow from film set dailies processing to postproduction color grading and finish, will unveil FireVision, a new cloud-based application designed to help production teams easily share comments, tag videos, color data, and resolve issues from any location. The company will also release version 7 of its digital color management software suite. Used on hundreds of feature films (LA LA Land, Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien), FireFly Cinema solutions provide an integrated and production-wide approach to managing color workflows on-set, through dailies and postproduction.
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Supersphere to Debut 12G Multi-Geometry Flypacks for Live VR/360° Streaming at NAB
Supersphere to Debut 12G Multi-Geometry Flypacks for Live VR/360° Streaming at NAB
Strategic Partnership with Teleos Media Enables Integrated VDN and Live Encoding
At this year’s NAB Show, leading VR/360° production studio Supersphere will be debuting 12G glass-to-glass flypacks optimized for live VR/360° streaming. These cutting edge multi-geometry (mesh/rectilinear/equirectangular) flypacks can handle 360°, 180°, 4K, or HD production and seamlessly mix and match each geometry, and includes built-in VDN (video distribution network) encoding and delivery for live streaming to any platform or custom player. Supersphere will showcase these flypacks in the Z CAM booth, C 1052, throughout the NAB Show, occurring April 9-12 in Las Vegas.
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K-Stackers II by Matthews Debut at NAB 2018
K-Stackers II by Matthews Debut at NAB 2018Burbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, mantra is creating equipment that lasts. Support equipment that not only stands the test of time but adapts to all types of shooting challenges – and supports creative ideas, whenever a shooter discovers the possibilities. So, this year they are set to debut their new KStackers II lighting support at NAB 2018.
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Kinotehnik to Launch Practilite 802 at NAB 2018
Kinotehnik to Launch Practilite 802 at NAB 2018
Powerful, portable LED light panel runs silent and is dust and waterproof.
At NAB 2018, Kinotehnik, Northern European manufacturer of innovative cinematography and lighting accessories, will introduce Practilite 802, its first bi-color, power-panel LED lighting instrument. Ideal for ENG, documentaries, reality TV production and event videography, Practilite 802 employs advanced secondary optics to achieve unprecedented light output and power efficiency in a portable unit. It also features a silent cooling system and an IP54 rating for dust and waterproofing, allowing for its use in virtually any production situation.
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Ikegami Announces New HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera At 2018 NAB Show
Ikegami Announces New HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera At 2018 NAB Show
Featuring HDR and 4K for Current and Future Production Needs
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, has announced the debut of the new Ikegami HDK-99 3G-Capable Full Digital 3-CMOS HDTV Portable Camera at 2018 NAB Show. This year’s NAB exhibition halls will be open April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Rotolight Neo 2 Wins Coveted Innovation Award
Rotolight Neo 2 Wins Coveted Innovation AwardRotolight, the award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has been awarded the Photography News Innovation Award 2018 for its pioneering on-camera LED, the NEO 2. This is the latest in a string of wins for the light, including three Digital Camera World Awards, as well as Editors’ Choice awards from Amateur Photographer and Pro Moviemaker.
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Vicon Introduces Shōgun 1.2 at GDC 2018 with a Virtual Escape Room
Vicon Introduces Shōgun 1.2 at GDC 2018 with a Virtual Escape Room
Daily Presentations with New Unreal Engine 4 Content Project and a Multi-Person Virtual Escape Room Take Center Stage at Vicon’s GDC, Located in the South Hall Booth #241
Vicon, the industry leader in motion capture camera systems, returns to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to help Epic Games unveil a new Unreal Engine 4 project, and to debutthe next stage in its expanding entertainment software platform, Shōgun 1.2.Instead of simply telling people what Shōguncan do, Vicon wants GDC attendees to experience it. Participants will enter Vicon’s booth and be transported into a VR multiplayer escape room, where they will have to use their wits to solve puzzles and beat the clock!
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Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' Sentencing
Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' Sentencing“There were no winners today. Randall Miller’s sentencing in the case involving the tragic death of IATSE Local 600 camera assistant Sarah Jones is nothing to be happy about. But the quick conclusion to the case does provide some small sense of closure following last year’s tragedy, and helps continue the healing process for Jones’ family, friends, and fellow crew members. We cannot comment on the specifics of the legal proceedings, but we hope this sentencing sends a message to everyone in the industry that the safety measures already in place must be followed at all times. No movie or TV show is worth a life, which is why Safety on Set is our highest priority as a union.
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Go Creative Show: The Cinematography of A Quiet PlaceGo Creative Show: The Cinematography of A Quiet Place
Charlotte Bruus Christensen is the Danish cinematographer behind the lens of the horrifying and beautifully shot film A Quiet Place. Charlotte joins commercial director and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to discuss the camera, lighting, and lensing choices for A Quiet Place, its unique sound design and how show created its horrifying yet warm look.
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Mercedes-Benz and Friends Make 360-Degree Stadium Halo BoardMercedes-Benz and Friends Make 360-Degree Stadium Halo Board
A visit to the Atlanta Falcon games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium this past football season provided an unexpected treat: the world’s largest 360-degree cylindrical LED video screen at a sports venue. At 58-feet tall, the screen, dubbed the “Halo Board” because it surrounds the inner stadium, can display 20K resolution and gives a new meaning to the term “immersive video.” The campaign was made possible through a partnership between creative companies The-Artery, The Astronauts Guild, and VR Playhouse, along with the latest technologies from RED Digital Cinema and Radiant Images.
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RED IPP2: Real-World Looks At An Image Processing RevolutionRED IPP2: Real-World Looks At An Image Processing Revolution
Science is one thing, the real world is another, and yet beautiful things can happen when the two interact with each other. Our conversation begins with RED Digital Cinema's Graeme Nattress explaining the ways that RED's customers are shaping the company's new approaches to color science, as reflected in RED's new image processing pipeline, IPP2. From there, filmmakers Chris McKechnie and David Battistella get specific about how RED IPP2 has revolutionized their RED workflows, both in the field and in post. No hype here. Just the facts, plus some very pretty pictures, and, okay, more than a little bit of excitement in the lab, in the field, and in the edit suite.
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DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?
VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger was so delighted with the DJI Mavic Pro 4K drone that he bought (yes, bought) that he was inspired to take a break from making tutorials to create an in-depth review of this compact, lightweight, consumer drone offering terrific value. No, it's not a platform for your digital cinema camera, but if you're looking for a fast, fun, integrated 4K camera drone packed with features, the Mavic Pro might be for you. This review is delivered Surfaced Studio-style, with wit, high energy, and details you won't find anywhere else.
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The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!
Anticipation that Panasonic began building for their "mystery camera" at April's NAB Show 2017 was paid off at June's Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, as Panasonic finally unveiled their AU-EVA1 cinema camera. Compact, lightweight, equipped with a newly designed 5.7K Super 35 sensor, and positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Panasonic Cinema Product Manager, Mitch Gross has provided some answers to early questions about the EVA1’s target audience, shooting applications, Dual Native ISO, the 5.7K sensor, and more.
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A Conversation with HBO's Asian American Visionaries: Director Huay-Bing Law
“Now that Black Panther has set a new precedent, people are like, ‘You know what, the audience is ready. They're ready for new faces’, and that’s really, really exciting for us right now. It's just about breaking the mold, moving forward, and being able to tell the stories I've been...
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A Conversation with HBO's Asian American Visionaries: Director Feng-I Fiona Roan
“Now that Black Panther has set a new precedent, people are like, ‘You know what, the audience is ready. They're ready for new faces’, and that’s really, really exciting for us right now. It's just about breaking the mold, moving forward, and being able to tell the stories I've been...
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A Conversation with HBO's Asian American Visionaries: Director Maritte Go
“Now that Black Panther has set a new precedent, people are like, ‘You know what, the audience is ready. They're ready for new faces’, and that’s really, really exciting for us right now. It's just about breaking the mold, moving forward, and being able to tell the stories I've been...
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