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Mobile Video Devices and PTZOptics Forge Distribution Partnership for Broadcast, Live Streaming and Conferencing Cameras
Mobile Video Devices and PTZOptics Forge Distribution Partnership for Broadcast, Live Streaming and Conferencing CamerasMVD and PTZOptics alliance leverages PTZ cameras used in the fast-growing live streaming market.
Mobile Video Devices (MVD) is proud to announce a new distribution partnership with professional pan, tilt, zoom camera manufacturer PTZOptics.
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Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Transmitters Helped Catch 'The Runner'
Dejero's LIVE+ EnGo Transmitters Helped Catch 'The Runner'LIVE+ EnGo mobile transmitters and LIVE+ Mobile App transport nearly 100 GB of daily content from across the US back to Los Angeles editing team
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that simplify the transport of live video and real-time data across remote or mobile IP networks, today announced that its mobile transmitters for live broadcast were used extensively for the production of The Runner, a groundbreaking reality competition series that played out over the course of 30 days – July 1 through July 30, 2016 – with three episodes airing live daily on a mobile, digital entertainment platform. From Executive Producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, The Runner was produced by award-winning Pilgrim Media Group and Executive Producers Craig Piligian and Mike Nichols, with Adaptive Studios’ Perrin Chiles and Marc Joubert also serving as executive producers.
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Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards RecipientsDolby Laboratories, David Geffner, and Rodrigo Prieto ASC were honored at the ECA luncheon and awards ceremony
Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG’s National President. The awards were presented Friday during the ECA opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Los Angeles.
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Barry Gibb's VR live stream captured with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks
Barry Gibb's VR live stream captured with Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4KsLive stream featured six Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, plus multiple Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and DeckLink SDI 4K capture and playback cards
Blackmagic Design today announced that six Micro Studio Camera 4Ks were used by live virtual reality (VR) production specialists 360 Designs to capture and live stream an interactive, 360-degree experience with Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb.
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Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K Workflows
Archion EditStor Shared Media Storage Certified for Telestream Vantage 4K WorkflowsArchion/Telestream combination makes for a very powerful 4K video storage workflow system
Archion Technologies, a world leader in intelligent, high performance shared storage solutions for media workflows, has announced that its powerful Velo, Omni and Omni Hybrid NAS creative storage systems - designed for storage and playback of 4K digital video in post-production, production, graphics, finishing and all types of video media – have been certified for Telestream Vantage.
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MAGIX Announces New Era for Video Editing with Release of VEGAS Pro 14
MAGIX Announces New Era for Video Editing with Release of VEGAS Pro 14Highlights include HEVC and native ProRes support, upscaling of HD to 4K and UHD, improved hardware support, and greater reliability and efficiency
Three months after the official acquisition of a majority of Sony Creative Software products, MAGIX is releasing VEGAS Pro 14 worldwide. With a range of innovative new features and many critical improvements, VEGAS Pro 14 aims to provide an even more reliable, stable and efficient editing experience.
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Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 Suite
Boris FX Announces Bundle with VEGAS Pro 14 SuiteLeading Plug-in Developer Partners with Magix to bring professional motion tracking, keying & 3D motion graphics tools to VEGAS Pro users
Boris FX™, the leading plug-in developer of professional post-production tools, announces the inclusion of a new VFX bundle for Magix’s recently released VEGAS Pro 14 Suite. VEGAS Pro 14 is the first major release of the popular VEGAS editing software since Magix took over the product line from Sony’s Creative Software division earlier this year. The new bundle includes significant tools from flagship plug-in collection Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) – BCC 3D Objects, BCC Key & Blend, and BCC Match Move.
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Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Avid Congratulates its Emmy Award-winning and Nominated Customers at the 68th Primetime Emmy AwardsAvid customers relied on the MediaCentral Platform to create high-quality programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates its customers on their nominations and awards at the prestigious Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  As part of the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which took place on September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the creative arts awards honor the behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production.
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Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect Pro
Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect ProPanasonic introduces support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface connectivity
(Newark, NJ--September 21, 2016) Panasonic today announced support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface (NDI™) connectivity. The Connect Pro Software application makes Panasonic PTZ cameras recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. NewTek’s royalty-free NDI technology allows video and audio sources to be shared bidirectionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs and infrastructure upgrades, while turning every source into a destination instantly available anywhere on the network.
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Glad Tidings Church Recovers From Flood, Upgrades To HD With JVC
Glad Tidings Church Recovers From Flood, Upgrades To HD With JVCSelects GY-HM890 Studio Cameras and GY-HM200 as ‘Baptism Cam’
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Glad Tidings Church in Lake Charles, La., has upgraded to a file-based HD production workflow centered around its new JVC GY-HM890 ProHD cameras. While the church was not impacted by last month’s historic flooding, it only recently recovered from significant damage following a water main break in December 2015.
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Sigma Adds the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Its Global Vision Line
Sigma Adds the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lenses to Its Global Vision LineOutstanding optical performance, ultra-wide zoom range, and versatile flagship sports lens headline the Sigma line-up at Photokina 2016
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, DSLR lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, unveiled its new 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art and 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Global Vision lenses at the Photokina 2016 event (hall 4.2, stands B020, B028 and C029).
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Oishii Creative Teams Up With Major League Baseball For 2016 Postseason Campaign, “The Pennant Chase”
Oishii Creative Teams Up With Major League Baseball For 2016 Postseason Campaign, “The Pennant Chase”Energetic Promo Campaign Driven By Sia’s “Unstoppable” Track
Major League Baseball (MLB) recently called on creative solutions company Oishii Creative to produce a graphics toolkit for its 2016 Postseason promotional campaign.
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Visitors Will Gain Insight Into Working With Red Cameras And Workflow From Markus Förderer BVK
RED Digital Cinema is heading to CINEC from September 17-19 with Teltec . Those attending the show will have an opportunity to see RED’s entire line of DSMC2TM cameras – RED RAVEN™ 4.5K, SCARLET-W 5K, WEAPON® 6K, WEAPON 8K VV, and the limited edition white WEAPON 8K S35 featuring RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces Next Generation EF 70-300mm
Affordable Lens Features NANO USM Technology, Enhanced Image Stabilizer and Information Display
Having the right tool for the job has long been the mantra for professional photographers and hobbyists alike. Canon’s wide array of lenses provide users with a variety of creative options to help capture dynamic photos and videos with their DSLR cameras. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens featuring NANO USM technology for high-speed and near-silent focusing in both still and video modes. The lens also features a new LCD information display and four-stop* image stabilization.
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Atlantis Television Maximizes Productivity Placing Telestream Vantage at its Heart
Atlantis Television Maximizes Productivity Placing Telestream Vantage at its HeartFrom camera ingest through workflow automation, quality control and AS-10 programme output, Vantage helps support France’s leading production company
Telestream® (stand 7.B26), a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced that Atlantis Television, France’s largest production company has recently invested in its Vantage media processing and workflow automation platform. Based just outside Paris, Atlantis Television produces a wide variety of shows and supplies programmes to all the leading television channels in France, to BBC and ITV in the UK and to Endemol in Netherlands. On this project Telestream worked closely with its local partner Videlio Cap Cine.
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JVC Simplifies Live Streaming for Middle Tennessee State University Athletics
JVC Simplifies Live Streaming for Middle Tennessee State University AthleticsMT Athletics using JVC GY-HM850 ProHD cameras to provide coverage of sports teams and produce live HD streaming press conferences
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreeseboro is using GY-HM850 ProHD cameras to provide coverage of its Blue Raiders sports teams and produce live HD streaming coverage of press conferences for Facebook Live.
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Canon U.S.A. Announces EOS M5 and EF-M 18-150mm Lens
THE EOS M5THE EOS M5 DIGITAL CAMERA AND ITS FIRST EF-M HIGH POWER ZOOM LENS
EOS M5 Camera Provides The Fastest Autofocus (AF) speed of EOS M-Series and a built-in Electronic Viewfinder
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Blackmagic Design Announces Public Beta 2 of New Software for URSA Mini
Blackmagic Design Announces Public Beta 2 of New Software for URSA MiniFeatures new support for image stabilization on EF lenses, better lens control, improved focus assist and more
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability of Blackmagic Camera 4.0 Public Beta 2. This second public beta features new support for image stabilization on EF lenses, better lens control, improved focus assist and more. Blackmagic Camera 4.0 Public Beta 2 is available for download free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website for all Blackmagic URSA Mini customers.
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Cutting Through The Confusion Of File-Based Workflows At The September Editors' Lounge
Cutting Through The Confusion Of File-Based Workflows At The September Editors' LoungeFile-Based Powerhouse Solutions For QC, Insert Edits And Workflow Automation And More At The September Editors’ Lounge
The Editors’ Lounge returns from summer hiatus on Friday, September 30th with an evening dedicated to file-based workflows featuring presentations from ROOT6 Technology, Tektronix, Cinedeck and Rohde & Schwarz. The event will be held at AlphaDogs Post Production, 1612. W. Olive Ave. Burbank, CA 91506. The cost to attend is to bring your favorite beverage. Food provided compliments of the Editors’ Lounge. RSVP is required. http://www.editorslounge.com
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metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap Shoot
metricminds Builds Soccer Field for Mocap ShootLeverages Mocap Technology for Rapid Previs Prototyping on Video Game Cut Scenes
Frankfurt-based production company metricmindskeeps gamers on the edge of their seats with stellar video game cinematics, trailers and other animated content. Established in 2001 as a motion capture studio, the company offers clients a complete slate of mocap production services and real-time in-engine animations, along with traditional key-frame animation. Recent notable project credits include “EVOLVE,” “Dying Light,” “Batman: Arkham Origins” and “Star Citizen.”
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Director Patrick Finnegan Joins Award-Winning Production Company Kaboom
Director Patrick Finnegan Joins Award-Winning Production Company KaboomKaboom Productions proudly welcomes director Patrick Finnegan to the company. At Kaboom, Patrick joins a diverse collection of multi-talented directors with national and international reach.
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Roland Announces V-1SDI Video Switcher
Roland Announces V-1SDI Video SwitcherRoland today announces the introduction of its V-1SDI Video Switcher, an easy-to-use, compact and portable switcher that can accommodate 3G-SDI and HDMI audio/video sources with resolutions up to 1080p and features a host of professional compositing effects and DSK (down-stream key) capabilities. The V-1SDI is also playing a key role in “The Future. Redefined.,” Roland’s first-of-its-kind 24-hour streaming online musical instruments festival taking place on September 9, 2016 (#909day) in eight major cities around the world. The V-1SDI is being implemented to switch video at the DJ Stage at the Los Angeles event.
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Atomos unleash Shogun Inferno with 4Kp60 HDR recording, more HDR playback, more HDR editing and a strategic G-Technology partnership
The world’s most advanced monitor recorder, the Shogun Inferno is shipping this month and with it a raft of new IBC feature announcements that includes Arri & Panasonic HDR Raw recording, expanded PQ & HLG compatibility for playback to HDR screens & wider support from editing packages for mobile HDR editing. A new partnership with G-Technology is also set to benefit the entire Atomos community by directly integrating the Atomos Master Caddy into the G-Technology ev Series workflow solutions.
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AJA Enhances RovoCam HDBaseT Compact Block Camera Workflows
AJA Enhances RovoCam HDBaseT Compact Block Camera WorkflowsNew RovoRx-SDI Receiver Includes 6G-SDI Support, Genlock, and More; RovoControl v2.0 Software Release Adds New Presets and Better Multicam Control
At IBC Conference Stand 7.F11, AJA Video Systems today announced the new RovoRx-SDI HDBaseT receiver and updated RovoControl v2.0 software. RovoRx-SDI is a companion receiver for RovoCam with four integrated 6G/3G-SDI outputs and HDMI for UltraHD/HD support. RovoControl v2.0 adds multicam setup and control and several workflow enhancements to the RovoCam HDBaseT compact block camera ecosystem.
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NDR Deploys Avid Studio Suite to Revamp Popular Magazine Show
Regional German public broadcaster delivers stunning television graphics with virtual studio solutions powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that German public radio and television broadcaster, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), a regional member of national broadcaster ARD, has implemented a next-generation virtual studio system with multiple solutions from the Avid Studio Suite. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral®Platform,the new system is helping NDR to maintain its competitive edge and revitalize one of the region’s most popular magazine programs.
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Avid Powers Success for Seven Network’s Coverage of 2016 Summer Games in Rio
Avid graphics solutions help NEP Group provide turnkey production services for the largest sports operation ever undertaken by an Australian broadcaster
Avid®(Nasdaq: AVID) today announced that NEP Group, Inc. embraced Avid graphics solutions to provide turnkey broadcast production services for Seven Network’s coverage of the recently concluded Summer Games in Rio. The 2016 Olympics represented the largest sports broadcast operation and most comprehensive Olympic coverage ever undertaken by an Australian organization. Avid solutions enabled NEP Group to efficiently deliver a massive amount of high-quality, engaging, and immersive content to Seven Network for distribution across a variety of channels and devices.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 UpdateMajor new update adds improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, as well as new monitoring options!
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.2, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers that dramatically improves DNxHD and DNxHR support, adds false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.2 update will be available for download from the Blackmagic Design website next week, free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.
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Panasonic VariCamLT RAW Supported by Odyssey7Q+ Monitor/Recorder
The upcoming firmware update for the Odyssey7Q+ and Odyssey7Q monitor/recorders will support the Panasonic VariCamLT 4K RAW output. When Panasonic unveiled the VariCamLT in February, it announced the 4K RAW output capability for the camera would be added this year. Panasonic has today released a free firmware update to the camera that enables this ability. Convergent Design and Panasonic will be demonstrating the 4K RAW capture workflow from the VariCamLT to the Odyssey7Q+ in both companies’ booths at the IBC 2016 show this week in Amsterdam.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available
Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now AvailableNew update adds support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, Fusion Connect on Linux and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 features support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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AJA Announces Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAP
AJA Announces Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, Io & T-TAPIBC Conference Stand 7.F11 -- Free Software Update Adds Support for MXF and HDR Workflows; IP-Based Capabilities Extended With SMPTE 2022-7 Support for KONA IP
AJA Video Systems has announced Desktop Software v12.5 for KONA, T-TAP™ and the Io family of video and audio input/output devices.
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Studio Network Solutions Announces New ShareBrowser Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud
Studio Network Solutions Announces New ShareBrowser Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro Creative CloudVersion 4.4 of ShareBrowser adds new export to Adobe Premiere Pro CC feature for sending custom metadata to the NLE.
IBC Booth 7.H40 Studio Network Solutions has announced a new feature for their ShareBrowser media management and workflow software that improves workflows with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC. Editors with EVO shared storage can now use ShareBrowser to export media to an Adobe Premiere Pro CC project and maintain custom metadata so they can retain their project media structure within the NLE.
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ARRI Releases Master Grips Camera Accessories for Ultimate Handheld Control and Comfort
ARRI Releases Master Grips Camera Accessories for Ultimate Handheld Control and ComfortExpanding its range of ECS accessories, ARRI announces four new Master Grip handgrips, which offer unprecedented fingertip control of ARRI and third-party cameras and lenses when shooting handheld.
The primary function of traditional cine-style handgrips is to firmly stabilize a camera on the operator’s shoulder. Documentary camera setups include a servo zoom with the handle, allowing certain lens and camera functions to be controlled. In today’s industry, the previously separate worlds of cine and documentary equipment have merged. In addition, small cameras like the ALEXA Mini have a reduced user interface and require external camera controls. This has created demand for solid, cine-style camera handgrips with documentary-style controls.
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​Flanders Scientific Releases DM240 Reference LCD Monitor
​Flanders Scientific Releases DM240 Reference LCD Monitor​DM 240 features native HD wide gamut, 100% P3 coverage, real-world contrast ratio of 1500:1, max luminance of 450 nits
At IBC Stand 10.B10, Flanders Scientific will be showcasing the brand new DM240 reference LCD monitor. CEO/GM of Flanders Scientific, Bram Desmet, explains that “The DM240 was specifically built for DITs, editors, and colorists that want the top of the line capabilities of our DM series monitors, but don't necessarily have the need or budget for the OLED level performance of the DM250. The DM240 is equipped with one of the best LCD panels we've ever used in a professional monitor, only being outperformed by the DM250 OLED. At half the price of the DM250 OLED the DM240 LCD is positioned to make our most powerful DM series monitors much more accessible to a wider variety of users.”
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Panasonic at IBC: 4K, MOIP and HDR on the agenda for Amsterdam
Panasonic at IBC: 4K, MOIP and HDR on the agenda for AmsterdamPanasonic has strengthened its 4K line-up at IBC 2016, introducing a range of new products and updates including a new 4K production camcorder, developments in *Media* over IP technology and workflow improvements.
Panasonic expanded its 4K camera range with two cost effective, high-power zoom, integrated lens camcorders. The premium AG-UX180 model is equipped with a 1-type MOS sensor, optical 20x zoom, UHD 60p recording capability and the industry’s widest angle of 24mm. The standard AG-UX90 features a 1-type MOS sensor, optical 15x zoom, UHD 30p recording and wide angle of 24.5mm. The two cameras are set for release in November (AG-UX90) and December 2016 (AG-UX180) and working models are on display at the Panasonic stand for the first time.
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Filmwerk & Systempiloten Revolutionize Daily Rush Challenge on Germany’s Got Talent Show with Facilis
Filmwerk & Systempiloten Revolutionize Daily Rush Challenge on Germany’s Got Talent Show with Facilis19 different camera feeds, complete Avid transcode, 110TB data storage required
The next series of Germany’s version of the Got Talent Show, Project Got Talent 2016, is currently in production and will go to air on 10th September. As part of a massive time critical production schedule, Kӧln-based production service companies, Filmwerk GmbH and Systempiloten, have revolutionized the daily rushes process by integrating Facilis’ TerraBlock shared storage system for content creation and post production.
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Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016
Colorfront Updates Transkoder For IBC 2016Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic TV and commercials will showcase how its Transkoder 2016 continues its phenomenal technological advances by streamlining delivery of the diverse formats in Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production, during showcase sessions at IBC 2016, Amsterdam, 9-13 Sep (Okura Hotel), and at the partner booth of Panasonic (Hall 11, Stand C45).
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TVU Networks Rolls Out Next Generation H.265 and 4K Live Streaming Video Encoder
Technology Leader in IP Video Announces First of a New Family of HEVC Transmission Solutions at IBC 2016
TVU Networks, a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions, officially announces today the availability of the TVU MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution for live video transmission. The MLink TE4500 is a rack-mount encoder that transmits video using HEVC video compression but also incorporates TVU265 enhanced HEVC, Smart VBR encoding and Inverse StatMux Plus advanced IP video technology. The MLink TE4500 delivers the same high quality picture that’s currently available with TVU’s award-winning cellular IP-based live video transmitters but with more efficient compression, requiring less data transmission. TVU will show the MLink TE4500, and it’s complete line of IP video solutions at stand 2.B28 at IBC.
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New Broadcast Pix BPCommand Provides Simplified, Customized Production Control Interfaces
New Broadcast Pix BPCommand Provides Simplified, Customized Production Control InterfacesBroadcast Pix™ will demonstrate its new BPCommand™ series of streamlined production interfaces for its integrated production switchers at IBC 2016 Stand 7.B21 (Sept. 9-13 at RAI Amsterdam). Designed for the demanding production workflows of government meetings, houses of worship, education, and other live production settings, BPCommand provides a sophisticated control experience with an intuitive user interface. As a result, no technical skill is required to produce high-quality live productions.
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Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 120 Million EF Lenses
Canon Celebrates Significant Milestone With Production Of 120 Million EF LensesCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., reached a new lens-manufacturing milestone with the production on August 26, 2016 of the Company’s 120-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras—an EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens.
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ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”
ASC Releases “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol”Document Defines Method for Visual Evaluation of Parameters for Next Generation Cinema Presentations
The Technology Committee of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is pleased to announce the publication of its “Cinema Display Evaluation Plan and Test Protocol,” which defines a method for the visual evaluation of parameters that characterize next generation cinema projection and active screens. As part of the industry’s move to high dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut, the document represents the first step towards the goal of identifying where value is created from the filmmaker’s point-of-view. It is available for download now here on the ASC Web site.
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Teradek Announces Sphere SDI: Professional 360º Monitoring & Live Streaming
Teradek Announces Sphere SDI: Professional 360º Monitoring & Live StreamingTeradek is proud to announce Sphere SDI, a 4-channel 4K HD-SDI encoder for live streaming and monitoring 360º content. The device will be on display at the IBC show, September 9 to 13, in booth 12.E65.
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ARRI announces completion of ALEXA SXT development
ARRI announces completion of ALEXA SXT developmentARRI is pleased to announce that development of the ALEXA SXT cameras is completed.
(Munich, Germany--September 8, 2016) ARRI will now make good on its promise to provide upgrades to all ALEXA XT EV, ALEXA XT Plus and ALEXA XT Studio cameras shipped in 2015 and 2016. In addition to the originally promised upgrade program of a free-of-charge upgrade to SXT in Munich, ARRI has equipped its service stations in London, Los Angeles, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong and Mumbai to perform the upgrade. For those who received their XT camera before 2015, a paid-for upgrade option to a full SXT is also available.
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ARRI’s International Support Program
ARRI’s International Support ProgramARRI launches an exclusive support program for international filmmakers at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The ARRI Groupis launching an initiative called the International Support Program. It is designed to support filmmakers who are working on distinctive projects with an international edge. Through the program, ARRI will offer multifaceted support ranging from co-production, development and access to state-of-the-art ARRI equipment, to postproduction and international sales. The company will officially unveil the program at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 8-18, 2016). ARRI professionals from Munich, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and New Orleans will be at TIFF to meet with filmmakers.
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Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Bluefish444 Demonstrates Support for Next Release of Adobe Premiere Pro CCSee improved 4K HDR Post-Production workflows with Adobe video tools at IBC
IBC STAND 7.J07 -- Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, will demonstrate advanced 4K HDR support with the upcoming versions of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® CC video apps at IBC 2016.
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ARRI Announces Completion of ALEXA SXT Development
ARRI Announces Completion of ALEXA SXT DevelopmentARRI is pleased to announce that development of the ALEXA SXT cameras (Super Xtended Technology) is completed.
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New Angénieux Type EZ Series Lenses At IBC 2016
New Angénieux Type EZ Series Lenses At IBC 2016​Thales Angenieux, in collaboration with Band Pro Film & Digital Inc., and Jebsen Industrial Technology Co. Ltd., announces at IBC 2016 a new range of zoom lenses – the Angénieux Type EZ Series – two fast and light weight zoom lenses integrating an innovative modular design (Interchangeable Rear Optics IRO technology™) to cover S35 mmm and larger image formats for cine and broadcast productions.
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​ZEISS Announces Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 Universal zoom for professional film productions
​ZEISS Announces Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 Universal zoom for professional film productionsThe new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T* is a convincing choice due to its compact design and light weight
With the new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T* , the optics company is launching a zoom lens for the Super 35 format that can be used for a wide usage spectrum thanks to its light weight of only two kilos. The ZEISS LWZ.3’s optical qualities, long focus rotation angle for precise focusing, and the high quality of the materials used in its construction make it the ideal lens for sophisticated film shoots for many different application scenarios. The new zoom lens is compatible with all common film cameras, and will be available starting January 2017.
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Sigma Announces New Cine Lenses
Sigma Announces New Cine LensesThe SIGMA CORPORATION is pleased to announce that it will enter into the cinema lens market with the release of its SIGMA CINE LENSES, designed specifically for cinematography. In the world of digital film production, there is an increasing demand for higher resolution, and SIGMA’s new lineup of high-performance lenses is compatible with the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras. SIGMA has developed its own production system by establishing the required technology for mass production of high-performance lenses for ultra-mega-pixel shooting.
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Introducing the Leica M 0.8 Lenses, a Dynamic Solution for the World of Moving Pictures
Introducing the Leica M 0.8 Lenses, a Dynamic Solution for the World of Moving PicturesIconic look and character of Leica’s legendary M glass directly to the world of moving pictures at IBC 2016
CW Sonderoptic, sister company to Leica Camera, will introduce the new Leica M 0.8 lenses at a series of trade shows in September, including IBC, Cinec and Photokina. The Leica M 0.8 lenses bring the iconic look and character of Leica’s legendary M glass directly to the world of moving pictures by making it easier than ever to work with these lenses in true cinema applications.
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Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual production
Ncam and The Foundry drive Dreamspace project for virtual productionProject Dreamspace, a three-year European Commission-funded project seeks to explore new ways of integrating real and virtual environments, and is showcasing the results of its work as part of the IBC Future Zone. Central to the project is high precision camera tracking combined with real-time depth capture, provided by Ncam, together with virtual production tools from The Foundry.
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NITROUS Finds Success as Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production House
NITROUS Finds Success as Archion's EditStor Omni Helps Empower Top NYC-Based Production and Post Production HouseArchion Technologies, a world leader in high performance shared media storage, has announced that its EditStor Omni has successfully enhanced the workflow and media opportunities being utilized by NITROUS Ltd, a leading, New York City-based Production, Original Content and Post Production company.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016
Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 5 plug-in and Previews 360° Virtual Reality Post-Production Tools for Adobe at IBC 2016New mocha Pro 5 planar tracking plug-in brings GPU-accelerated, efficient VFX workflows to Adobe Creative Cloud video tools.
Imagineer Systems will showcase mocha Pro 5, the major new release of its Academy Award-winning planar tracking & masking software, at IBC (Booth 7.K29) September 9-13, 2016 in Amsterdam. mocha Pro 5 provides advanced, GPU-accelerated planar tracking, including integrations with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and After Effects® CC. The Boris FX / Imagineer team will also preview a new co-developed technology for 360°-enabled virtual reality tools for the emerging cinematic VR filmmaking market.
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Codex delivers recording and workflow for ARRI Alexa SXT
Codex delivers recording and workflow for ARRI Alexa SXTCodex 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 (Super Xtended Technology). 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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SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards Recipients
SMPTE® Announces 2016 Honors & Awards RecipientsSMPTE Highlights Leaders Advancing the Motion-Imaging Industry During Annual Honors & Awards Ceremony and in Once-in-a-Hundred-Years Gala
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the outstanding individuals who will be recognized with 2016 Honors & Awards as part of the weeklong SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) in Hollywood, California.
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Timecode Systems Launches Integrated Workflow Solution for ARRI Alexa Cameras
Timecode Systems Limited today announced its :pulse mini base station product can now be used to enable wireless remote control, metadata editing, and other enhanced workflow functionality for ARRI Alexa cameras, via the MovieSlate® 8.5 iOS app. By allowing a seamless exchange of data between the three products, this integration gives film crews complete control over metadata management and camera controls remotely, from a screen on their iPad or iPhone.
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Eivind Holmboe Joins Native Content
Eivind Holmboe Joins Native ContentNative Content today announced that acclaimed director Eivind Holmboe has joined its directorial roster for U.S. representation. With a global portfolio and over 15 years behind the camera, Holmboe’s work has been honored by Cannes Lions, Clio, D&AD, and Creative Circle.
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Panasonic and Codex to Introduce New RAW VariCam System at IBC 2016
Panasonic and Codex to Introduce New RAW VariCam System at IBC 2016Panasonic will introduce a new cinema-ready version of the VariCam 35 at IBC 2016 featuring a jointly-developed Codex recorder capable of uncompressed, 4K RAW acquisition.
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Introducing Titan from Convergent Design
Introducing Titan from Convergent DesignIntroducing Titan: Many cameras can shoot in 4K today, but most clients still want HD. How can a 4K camera become an enhanced HD device? Introducing Titan.
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Avid Delivers Accelerated Broadcast Workflows with Availability of Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG Format Support
Avid Delivers Accelerated Broadcast Workflows with Availability of Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG Format SupportFull integration of the popular format with MediaCentral Platform solutions provides the industry’s first end-to-end AVC Ultra-LongG production workflow for unprecedented performance and efficiency
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of the first MediaCentral® Platform solutions that support the Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG video format. Through the openness of Avid Everywhere™, the popular format is now fully integrated into Media Composer®, Interplay® | Production, AirSpeed® | 5500, Interplay | MAM, Avid NEXIS™, Avid MediaCentral™ | UX, and Media | Director. By leveraging this format and these solutions, broadcasters can streamline their entire workflow from ingest to final delivery while lowering storage and networking requirements.
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RED Digital Cinema To Show Entire Line Of DSMC2 Cameras - Including Weapon 8k Vv And Limited Edition Weapon 8K S35 With Helium Sensor - At IBC 2016
RED Digital Cinema To Show Entire Line Of DSMC2 Cameras - Including Weapon 8k Vv And Limited Edition Weapon 8K S35 With Helium Sensor - At IBC 2016RED Digital Cinema is heading to IBC (booth #12.C71) in Amsterdam from September 9-13. Those visiting RED’s booth can interact with RED’s entire line of DSMC2TM cameras – RED RAVEN™ 4.5K, SCARLET-W 5K, WEAPON® 6K and WEAPON 8K VV, as well as the limited edition white WEAPON 8K S35 featuring RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™. This creates a unique opportunity for visitors to experience two industry-leading 8K sensors, RED DRAGON® VV and HELIUM S35, side-by-side.
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​Codex and Panasonic continue their successful partnership with VariCam Pure
​Codex and Panasonic continue their successful partnership with VariCam PureRAW-only VariCam Pure builds on success of VariCam 35 and Codex V-RAW recorder
Panasonic has once again called on the engineering and technical expertise of Codex (www.codex.online)to develop with them a totally-integrated and smaller VariCam camera - the new VariCam Pure digital cinematography camera.
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Forscene reveals virtualised post-production plan with AWS
Forscene reveals virtualised post-production plan with AWSForbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted cloud video platform owner, has announced that it is expanding its use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver a roadmap of solutions dedicated to globalizing media.
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Domo Broadcast SOLO7 Nano HD transmitter flying high for IBC
Domo Broadcast SOLO7 Nano HD transmitter flying high for IBCDomo Broadcast has announced the use of its SOLO7 Nano HD transmitter by The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment's Parachute display team - "The Tigers" – for live and streaming coverage of their aerial displays at the recent Bournemouth Air Festival.
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V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016
V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry will introduce their first support entry for the VR market at IBC 2016, Building 12 G-71.
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TV Skyline Chooses Leader LV5490 for New OB8 UHD Mobile Production Vehicle
TV Skyline Chooses Leader LV5490 for New OB8 UHD Mobile Production VehicleTV Skyline, one of Germany's largest television production service providers, has chosen Leader's LV5490 4K/UHD/3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI waveform monitor for integration into its new OB8 4K outside broadcast vehicle. Combining radical new technology and innovative structural layout, OB8 provides all the resources needed for ultra-high definition coverage of sports, stage events and electronic field production.
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EVS and deltatre demo a new ‘Beyond TV’ experience at IBC
EVS and deltatre demo a new ‘Beyond TV’ experience at IBCEVS’ C-Cast cloud based SaaS distribution platform combines with deltatre digital media players to offer new viewing experience and revenue sources for digital media rights holders
EVS, the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, presents a new extended offering at IBC (stand 8.B90) centered on its cloud-based C-Cast platform alongside digital media specialist and global sports business leader deltatre.
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IBC2016: Ncam adds Depth Keying for Broadcast Augmented Reality
IBC2016: Ncam adds Depth Keying for Broadcast Augmented RealityNcam, global leader in augmented reality for television and film production, has developed a ground-breaking approach to real-time depth keying for augmented reality. The development, which will allow presenters to move freely around and interact with virtual elements in live augmented reality productions, is being demonstrated at IBC2016 (stand 7.F31).
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Pixspan Enables New Advanced Workflow Solutions At IBC 2016
Pixspan Enables New Advanced Workflow Solutions At IBC 2016Company Expands List of Partners Demonstrating 4K Real-Time Uncompressed Workflows
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Pixel Underground Helps Peace Point Make an "Inspired" Move to UHD
Pixel Underground Helps Peace Point Make an "Inspired" Move to UHDPixel Underground has been providing post-production services to Canadian television producer Peace Point Entertainment Group for more than 15 years, but their latest project together, the food series Inspired with Anna Olson¸ broke new ground for both companies.
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Canon Announces New Canon EOS 7D MARK II Kit Featuring New WI-FI® Adapter For The Easy Sharing Of Images And Videos
New Bundle Also Includes Canon EF-S 18-135mmf/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Kit, featuring the new SD card-sized Wi-Fi®Adapter W-E1. This new Wi-Fi adapter, when placed in the camera’s SD card slot, provides the EOS 7D Mark II with Wi-Fi capabilitiesi like easy transferring of images and MP4 videos as well as use of the Canon Camera Connect App for remote capture of still images via a compatible smartphone or tablet.ii
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Canon U.S.A. announces the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera and new L-Series Lenses
Developed for Professional Wedding, Portrait, and Nature/Wildlife Photographers as well as Filmmakers, the EOS 5D Mark IV Delivers Excellent Image Quality and 4K Video Recording
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera, the next generation of the popular and versatile 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Building on this legendary legacy, the EOS 5D Mark IV propels the series forward with a fusion of features and enhancements targeted to please even the most discerning creative eyes. The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting. To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking.
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Canon’s New Lightweight, Compact XC15 4K UHD Video Camcorder Ideal For News And Video Production
XLR Microphone Input Provides Audio Support in Addition to High-Quality 4K UHD Video Capture
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the XC15 4K Video Camcorder, a 4K UHD digital video camcorder for professional use that achieves high-image quality with a lightweight, compact body.
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Panavision and Ludwig Kamera to Showcase Optics at Cinec
Panavision and Ludwig Kamera to Showcase Optics at CinecPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision optics and camera systems, will join Ludwig Kameraverleih at Cinec in Munich, Germany, from Sept. 17-19, to showcase their latest offerings. A wide selection of Panavision’s world-class lenses, which are available to filmmakers in the region through Ludwig Kameraverleih, will be on display.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc. Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema CameraCanon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the next step in the evolution of the Cinema EOS family of professional cinematography products with the new EOS C700, EOS C700 PL and EOS C700 GS PL cinema cameras.
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Matthews Studio Equipment to Focus on INFINITY ARM at IBC 2016
Matthews Studio Equipment to Focus on INFINITY ARM at IBC 2016Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imaginationfor the entertainment industry will feature the exciting new – and very popular INFINITY ARM at IBC 2016, Building 12, G-71.
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Codex delivers recording & workflow for Canon C700 camera
Codex delivers recording & workflow for Canon C700 cameraWhen it came to developing the RAW recording and workflow system for the next evolution in its digital cinematography product line, Canon once again turned to Codex (www.codex.online). This exciting new stage in the on-going partnership between Canon and Codex has seen the companies’ engineering teams work closely together to create a high-performance, integrated solution for the brand new Cinema EOS C700 camera.
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Tripletcam - the First Universal 360°Camera
Tripletcam - the First Universal 360°CameraThe team of experts at Tripletcam, a company that is passion driven and motivated to create filmmaking products that are guaranteed to meet and exceed clients’ expectations every time. It is with great delight and pleasure that we announce the upcoming launch of revolutionary camera apparatus — a technically advanced universal chamber-360-degree-module-based camera.
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Panasonic Adds Kit Package with Two 512GB expressP2 Cards for VariCam LT 4K Super 35 Cinema Camcorder
Panasonic Adds Kit Package with Two 512GB expressP2 Cards for VariCam LT 4K Super 35 Cinema CamcorderPanasonic has expanded the number of cost-saving camera kit packages for the VariCam LT Super 35mm Cinema Camera to five with the addition of the PROEX-B512 package, featuring the completely accessorized camcorder along with two AU-XP0512BG expressP2 memory cards and an AU-XPD1 expressP2 Card Reader. The 512GB expressP2 cards can record approximately 180 minutes of continuous 4K material at 24fps in the AVC-Intra4K422 codec.
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Video Devices PIX-E5 Record Quality Integrates Perfectly with Sony Cameras in Run-And-Gun Documentary
Video Devices PIX-E5 Record Quality Integrates Perfectly with Sony Cameras in Run-And-Gun DocumentaryFeatures and Form Factor Prove Essential for Fast-Moving Short Film Project Workflow
Berlin-based cinematographer and Film University Babelsberg student Marco Müller works as director of photography (DP) and as assistant camera (AC) on a variety of commercials and documentaries. His creative imaging portfolio, including his film school projects, can be seen at www.chronotype.de.
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Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming System
Telestream Announces Wirecast Gear Live Production and Streaming SystemFully configured live streaming production system removes the hurdle of system integration allowing live event producers to focus on production and streaming
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced Wirecast Gear, a portable computer workstation fully configured for live event production and streaming. The easy-to-use system allows anyone to broadcast professional live productions in a matter of minutes with a fully configured system built for live event streaming. Wirecast Gear comes installed with Wirecast Pro live streaming production software. It is ideally suited for marketers, educators, corporate and online trainers, event producers, sports broadcasters, worship service staff, news gatherers and anyone who wants to deliver professional live streamed productions out of the box. Wirecast Gear will be demonstrated at the upcoming IBC tradeshow, and will start shipping in early September with prices starting at just $4,995.
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Sachtler Extends the FSB Line with a New 100mm Tripod
Sachtler Extends the FSB Line with a New 100mm TripodIBC 2016, Booth 12.E65
Sachtler, a premier provider of camera supports, accessories, and bags and a Vitec Videocom brand, is pleased to introduce the FSB 10 – a long-lasting new entry-level 100 mm fluid head. The FSB 10 builds upon the legacy of the lightweight yet robust FSB Series to offer a premium solution for on-the-go camera operators working in news, documentaries, wildlife, and more.
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Dalet Galaxy Creates a Connected Multisite HD News Workflow for Record News
Dalet Galaxy Creates a Connected Multisite HD News Workflow for Record NewsTurnkey MAM-driven news production and playout solution integrates disparate newsrooms; optimizes resources and budget with federated tools that run on affordable IT hardware
Dalet Digital Media Systems, a leading provider of software-based solutions for media organizations, announced today that Brazil’s 24-hour news channel, Record News, has selected the Dalet Galaxy for News solution to drive an integrated news production and playout workflow for its São Paulo and Araraquara locations. Creating a single content repository for the two sites to access, the Dalet system offers Record News a story-centric news solution that features affordable IT hardware and federated tools for managing ingest, search, browse, story planning and production, news playout, continuity playout, and archiving.
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Canon Cameras and Lenses Dominate at Brazil Games in Rio de Janeiro
Canon Professional Services Supports Professional Photographers Urgently in Need of Replacement Equipment
(Melville, NY--August 29, 2016) Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that from August 6 to August 20, nearly 70 percent* of professional photographers on assignment in Brazil were Canon shooters. In addition, Canon brought a team of more than 70 highly trained technicians and support staff to Brazil this month to help maximize the uptime and performance of its professional broadcast and EOS imaging equipment users. Canon HDTV field lenses were ready on the evening of August 5 bringing viewers worldwide approximately 80 percent and nationwide 100 percent of the images they saw on TV.
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PRG Expands Rental Inventory With IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K Cameras
Leading Global Productions Solutions Provider Expands Options for Entertainment and Live Event Coverage, Adding Ikegami's CMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras
Ikegami announced that Production Resource Group (PRG), a leading provider of global productions solutions rental provider for entertainment and events, has added Ikegami HDK-95C/4K Full Digital Portable CMOS cameras to its Los Angeles-based inventory.
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O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio
O2 Filmes Creates Rio Olympic Games Ceremony Videos with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that some of the ceremony videos, including the opening ceremony video for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, were created by Brazilian based O2 Filmes using DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Studio for editing and color grading, as well as Fusion 8 Studio for visual effects.
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SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF Films
SIM Group Supports Eleven TIFF FilmsContinuing their long-standing support of independent film, SIM Group companies provided production and post-production services for 11 films debuting next month at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.
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IABM and AIMS to deliver IP Interoperability Zone at IBC 2016
IABM and AIMS to deliver IP Interoperability Zone at IBC 2016IABM and AIMS to deliver IP Interoperability Zone at IBC 2016 Industry joins forces to demonstrate a common roadmap for IP interoperability that is practical, effective and deployable in the near-term IABM today announced that it has joined forces with AIMS to deliver a major new initiative at IBC – the IBC IP Interoperability Zone. Supported by the AES, AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF, the IBC IP Interoperability Zone will feature real-world demonstrations of interoperation between a large number of different manufacturers’ IP system components, all based on the JT-NM interoperability roadmap which underpins AIMS and IABM’s collaborative approach.
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Matrox to Display Webcasting Solutions for Worship at WFX 2016
Matrox to Display Webcasting Solutions for Worship at WFX 2016Monarch Products Offer Powerful, Yet Easy-to-Use Video Streaming and Recording Capabilities to Congregations of all Sizes
Matrox® will be on hand at the upcoming WFX - Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (Louisville, Kentucky, September 21-22, 2016 – Booth 1028) to display the Monarch™ line of streaming and recording appliances, including the Monarch HD and the newly released Monarch LCS.
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Cooke Optics Displays New Lenses at SET Expo 2016
Cooke Optics Displays New Lenses at SET Expo 2016SET EXPO, STAND 168 - Cooke to showcase new 35-140mm wide angle Anamorphic/i zoom lens,
new Anamorphic/i prime lenses.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Opening Action Sequence of Ben-Hur
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Opening Action Sequence of Ben-HurBlackmagic Design today announced that several Micro Cinema Cameras were used by 2nd Unit DP Sergei Kozlov to capture the opening sequence of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' (MGM) and Paramount Pictures' epic action-adventure "Ben–Hur."
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MSE Dutti Dolly Makes First Appearance at IBC 2016
Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imaginationfor the entertainment industry will be featuring James Saldutti’s DUTTI DOLLY for the first time at IBC 2016 in Building 12 – G71.
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Band Pro To Spotlight Lens Innovations at IBC 2016
Band Pro To Spotlight Lens Innovations at IBC 2016Band Pro Munich GMBH (German subsidiary of Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc.) has announced they will feature major lens innovations at this year’s IBC show. Band Pro can be found in Hall 12 Booth D21 at RAI Amsterdam.
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IBC2016: Zylight Demonstrates Wireless Lighting Control, LED Lighting Options
IBC2016: Zylight Demonstrates Wireless Lighting Control, LED Lighting OptionsZylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate several of its LED lighting products, including its new Pro-Panel™ variable color LED soft light, “Flat Fresnel” F8-100 and F8-200 models, and Newz on-camera light, during IBC 2016 (Stand 12.D46), which runs Sept. 8-12 at the RAI Amsterdam. For the first time at IBC, the company will also demonstrate its new ZyLink Bridge, which works with the free ZyLink App to allow precise lighting adjustments for multiple Zylights through an iPhone or iPad without a router or network configurations.
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Leading UK Commercial House, Dancing Aardvarks, Revolutionizes Production Workflows with TerraBlock
Leading UK Commercial House, Dancing Aardvarks, Revolutionizes Production Workflows with TerraBlockAdvanced shared storage technology increases efficiency, collaboration and ease of operation throughout production facility
UK-based production company and advertising agency, Dancing Aardvarks, has recently installed and successfully integrated Facilis’ TerraBlock 24EX/16 64TB Shared Storage System within its main commercial production center. Dancing Aardvarks, which specializes in commercial production from initial concept to final creation, is a leading provider of long form infomercials to the three biggest long form advertisers in the UK.
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azPTP prepares for 4K and beyond utilizing Bluefish444 I/O video cards
azPTP prepares for 4K and beyond utilizing Bluefish444 I/O video cardsaZPTP upgrades to Bluefish444 EPOCH
Phoenix-based azPTP has been providing fully equipped production crews to major studios, television shows, ad agencies and corporate clients since 1999. They offer complete post production editing, audio, color correction and cleanup services with the latest equipment, and they’ve got global experience in 6K, 5K, 4K and HD, with offerings from script to screen.
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Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' Sentencing
Statement From ICG President Regarding 'Midnight Rider' SentencingSTATEMENT FROM ICG PRESIDENT STEVEN POSTER, ASC
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Ikegami Electronics U.S.A. Marks 50th Anniversary
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
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
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
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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