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Hollywood Professional Association Announces 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Hollywood Professional Association Announces  2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winners
Coveted Honors Go to Colorfront, Dolby, RED Digital Cinema, SGO
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Winners were determined after a judging session held on the 17th of June, after presentations to a panel of industry experts. The coveted honor will be bestowed November 16, 2017 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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ICG Announces Honorees for 2017 Emerging Cinematographers Awards
Collection of short films will be showcased at the ECA premiere event at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Theater in Los Angeles on September 24, 2017
The International Cinematographers Guild has named eight honorees for the 2017 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA).
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VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
VRTUL Uses Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4Ks for First 360‑degree Underwater Broadcast
Historic broadcast also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more
Blackmagic Design today announced that its Micro Studio Camera 4Ks are part of the new VRTUL Live pro underwater stereoscopic 360 system, which ABC's "Good Morning America" recently used for a 360-degree underwater live stream. The live stream, produced by San Diego-based live-action VR solutions and production company VRTUL, also made use of Blackmagic Design's Video Assist 4K monitor/recorder, Teranex AV standards processor, Arduino Shield, HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast deck, Smart Videohub 40x40 router and more.
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Sigma Begins Shipping Its 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lenses
Sigma Begins Shipping Its 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lenses
The world’s first and only F1.8 ultra wide-angle full-frame lens for DSLR cameras is available now for $1,599.00 USD; the new Sigma Global Vision workhorse zoom lens is available now for $1,299.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today the pricing and availability for its new Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses from its lauded Global Vision line. The ultra-wide angle full-frame 14mm F1.8 Art lens begins shipping in June 2017 for Canon and Sigma camera systems and in July 2017 for Nikon camera systems, for a retail price of $1,599.00 USD. The standard zoom full-frame 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens begins shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $1,299 USD.
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The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
The NHL’S Edmonton Oilers Rely on FUJINON Lenses for Inaugural Season in Rogers Place Arena
Six FUJINON lenses power largest videoboard in the NHL
After more than 40 years of play at its previous arena, the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers team found their new home in the Rogers Place for the 2016-17 season. The 18,500-seat Alberta arena is the centerpiece of an impressive, large-scale redevelopment plan in downtown Edmonton. The build included an investment in six FUJINON lenses, and Rogers Place now houses the following lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM: a HA14x4.5BERM super wide angle and two XA77x9.5BESM telephoto lenses, along with a HA18x5.5BERD and two HA18x7.6BERM HA Premier Series ENG lenses. The lenses are relied on for game day action, including use in a camera system installed to the underside of the arena’s massive videoboard.
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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
Firmware upgrades include Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam 35/HS, Ver. 5.5 for the VariCam LT, and Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam Pur
Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.
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Filmmaker Mark Eiden Explores the Unsolved with Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Filmmaker Mark Eiden Explores the Unsolved with Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to be used as “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible
Traverse City, MI filmmaker Mark Eiden recently purchased the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to use as his “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible.
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Garibaldi Watches Commercial Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K Cameras
Garibaldi Watches Commercial Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K Cameras
Luminary Visuals Studio produces a new commercial with URSA Mini 4.6K cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Luminary Visuals Studio produced a new commercial with URSA Mini 4.6K cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio for Garibaldi Watches, which claims to be the maker of the world’s thinnest denim watch.
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Sigma Announces 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine Lens Pricing and Availability
High-performance, full-frame sensor compatible zoom lens begins shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $4999.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Cine lens will begin shipping in June 2017 for a retail price of $4999.00 USD.
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RED Digital Cinemas Sessions With Filmmakers At London's Media Production Show 2017
RED Digital Cinemas Sessions With Filmmakers At London's Media Production Show 2017
RED Digital Cinema to highlight 8K S35 cameras at the Media Production Show 2017; Speakers at RED VIP Experience Lounge include cinematographers and producers
RED Digital Cinema will bring its latest DSMC2 cameras to The Media Production Show, which takes place 13th and 14th June at the Olympia London (West Hall). Attendees will see demonstrations of the RED EPIC-W™ and WEAPON® 8K S35 with HELIUM™ sensor in the RED VIP Experience Lounge.
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NTT Learning Systems Creates 4K Streaming System Using Blackmagic Design
NTT Learning Systems Creates 4K Streaming System Using Blackmagic Design
Large digital art museum in Tokyo uses ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and Video Assist, as well as a number of Blackmagic Mini Converters
Blackmagic Design today announced that NTT Learning Systems Corporation (NTTLS) has built a 4K recording and streaming system for a large digital art museum in Tokyo using ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and Video Assist, as well as a number of Blackmagic Mini Converters.
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ARRI Rental Showcases Expanding Alexa 65 Lens Range At Cine Gear
ARRI Rental Showcases Expanding Alexa 65 Lens Range At Cine Gear
Lenses customized and bespoke solutions developed in creative partnership with filmmakers
Under the banner of “Your story, your look, your lens choice”, ARRI Rental showcased its growing range of full-coverage 65 mm format lenses at Cine Gear 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Weighing only 2.65-lbs (1.2Kg, body-only) with a compact form factor (6.69” x 5.31” x 5.23”) and a removable handgrip, the EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves
At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.
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ARRI Introduces New Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4x5
ARRI Introduces New Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4x5
One product covering a wide range of applications offers quick and easy set up without tools; For 4”x 5.65” and 4”x 4” filter size; Attractive upgrade options for LMB-25 owners
ARRI invests in its range of high-quality, camera-independent accessories with the introduction of the new Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4x5. This modular matte box expands on the feature set and creative possibilities of the popular LMB-25 while retaining an entry-level price tag. Suited for a wide range of applications in just one product, this robust but lightweight matte box allows for an unprecedented level of flexibility.
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Digital Garden Builds 8K HDR DIT System Around Blackmagic Design
Digital Garden Builds 8K HDR DIT System Around Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic products included multiple Teranex Expresses, Teranex Minis, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, Smart Videohubs, Ultra Studio 4K, and DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that a number of Blackmagic products, including multiple Teranex Expresses, Teranex Minis and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, were used by Tokyo’s Digital Garden to create a new 8K HDR video.
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multiCAM Systems Elevates Integrated Production and Delivery for AV Environments at InfoComm Debut
Company will demonstrate rich array of fully and semi-automated systems to capture, record and stream presentations, lectures and live events
multiCAM Systems, a supplier of integrated video production systems serving the broadcast and professional AV markets, will introduce its complete range of integrated production systems for corporate, education and other AV verticals at its InfoComm debut.
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ARRI Announces the Opening of French Subsidiary
ARRI Announces the Opening of French Subsidiary
New subsidiary dedicated to Camera Systems and Lighting, boutique offices complete with showroom in the center of Paris
In order to facilitate its business in France, ARRI, the Munich-based film technology company, is announcing the founding of ARRI CT France (CT for Cine Technik). For the first time, ARRI will have an office space solely dedicated to its Camera Systems and Lighting Business Units in France while being able to offer a special promotional platform for the ALEXA 65 available from ARRI Rental. This increased presence not only strengthens the ARRI brand but also encourages synergies and cross sales between the company’s various Business Units.
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Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mother's Day Film
Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mother's Day Film
Short film in partnership with Singapore Film Commission, color graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning Singapore-based short film director Daniel Yam shot his new short film, “Time,” using URSA Mini Pro and completed color correction using DaVinci Resolve. The film marks Viddsee’s first original short film, which was commissioned as part of Viddsee’s partnership with the Singapore Film Commission, a division of Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority.
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RED Digital Cinema to Exhibit at Cine Gear Expo 2017
RED Digital Cinema to Exhibit at Cine Gear Expo 2017
RED to Host Panels Featuring Henry Braham, BSC, Dean Devlin and Red Bull Media House
Cine Gear attendees can find RED Digital Cinema at booth S301 in Stage 2 of Paramount Studios at Cine Gear Expo 2017 from June 2-3. Visitors to RED can interact with a range of DSMC2™ cameras, including SCARLET-W™, RED EPIC-W™, WEAPON® 8K S35 and WEAPON 8K VV. Additionally, RED will be demonstrating the latest workflow options - covering their new image processing pipeline (IPP2), HDR, and 8K.
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Brandlive Streamlines Its Workflow and Serves Its Clients Efficiently with Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher
Brandlive Streamlines Its Workflow and Serves Its Clients Efficiently with Roland VR-4HD All-in-One AV SwitcherLive interactive video platform Brandlive is a vehicle for brands and retailers to interact with their audiences for training, marketing and e-commerce use cases, with a software platform that clients can use to execute live video events and pre-recorded video-based training events. Recently, Brandlive added a key element to its digital production workflow: the VR-4HD All-in-One AV Switcher from Roland Professional A/V. Ethan Burke, Director of Production, Brandlive, notes, “We’re using the Roland VR-4HD for our live productions.
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Hitachi Kokusai Bringing Award-Winning Camera Innovation to InfoComm 2017
Hitachi Kokusai Bringing Award-Winning Camera Innovation to InfoComm 2017
Versatile new Z-HD5500 1080p camera will make its InfoComm debut, while in-depth discussions will explore evolving HDR technologies in A/V workflows
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) is coming to InfoComm 2017 with a selection of new and established camera solutions designed for high-quality video acquisition across a wide range of audio-visual environments. Hitachi Kokusai will co-exhibit with the Digital Media Division of Hitachi America, Ltd. in booth 3429 at the event, which will take place June 14-16 in Orlando, Florida.
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MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
MAXON Cinema 4D and CV-VR Cam Software Inspire Virtual Reality Film Satire, EXTRAVAGANZA
Filmmaker Ethan Shaftel Leverages Popular 3D Solutions to Streamline VR Workflow; Film Starring Paul Scheer and John Gemberling to Make European Premiere at “NEXT” VR Program During the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, animation, painting and rendering solutions, is pleased to announce EXTRAVAGANZA, a new virtual reality (VR) short film satire directed by Ethan Shaftel, leverages the company’s acclaimed Cinema 4D software and its CV-VR Cam dedicated plug-in for rendering virtual reality (VR) content.
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FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
FOX Sports South Installs Panasonic Camera Systems for Beauty Shots at Braves’ New SunTrust Park
Installed Panasonic components include Panasonic AK-UB300 4K Box, AW-HR140 Outdoor PTZ, and AW-HE130 HD PTZ Cameras
When the Atlanta Braves play their regular season home games this season, FOX Sports South is ready with new Panasonic 4K and HD camera systems to cover beauty shots throughout The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, the team’s new stadium. These strategically-positioned cameras are the AK-UB300 4K box camera, the ultra-rugged AW-HR140 outdoor PTZ and AW-HE130 integrated PTZ.
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Telestream Live Streaming Revolutionizes Audience Engagement at FAI World Gliding Championships
Telestream Live Streaming Revolutionizes Audience Engagement at  FAI World Gliding Championships
Wirecast dramatically increases speed of streaming production and delivery, enabling far greater volume of video for fans
Telestream®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions today announced that its Wirecast live streaming production software recently allowed aviation sport fans worldwide to connect with the 34th FAI World Gliding Championships. With 29 nations competing in this year’s Championship in Benalla, Australia during January, the addition of sophisticated live streaming capabilities helped cement the event’s place as one of the largest sport aviation events in the world.
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The Weather Channel Invests in Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-mount P2 HD Camcorders for Rigorous EFP
The Weather Channel Invests in Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-mount P2 HD Camcorders for Rigorous EFP
Extensive in-house testing showed clear preference for the PX5000G; will integrate with LiveU Central cloud-based IP management platform and Adobe Premiere Pro
The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA) has recently purchased four AJ-PX5000G 2/3-inch 2.2M 3-MOS P2 HD AVC-ULTRA shoulder-mount camcorders for the production of long-form programming. These camcorders replace an earlier generation of P2 gear that the Weather Channel, a longtime Panasonic P2 customer, had used for EFP since the mid-2000s.
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Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Dawn of War III Game Cinematic and Cutscenes Completed using Fusion Studio
Fusion Studio enables a brand new approach to its VFX pipeline, allowing the studio to streamline its 3D characters and environments into a 2.5D compositing setup
Blackmagic Design today announced that Axis Animation used Fusion Studio for its work on the game cinematic and cutscenes for the latest real time strategy game from Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe, Warhammer® 40,000®: Dawn of War III®.
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Fullscreen Media Collaborates Remotely with Facilis TerraBlock Servers
Staff benefits from shared workflow and linked high-speed storage networks between facilities
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that youth-oriented digital media company, Fullscreen Media, is using TerraBlock shared storage systems to improve collaboration and workflows between its remotely located teams.
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RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorders to Produce Top-Rated Automotive Programs
RTM Productions (Franklin, TN), creators of PowerNation, the country’s most-watched automotive how-to TV programming, is producing its 2017 season of popular tech shows with recently acquired Panasonic gear, including six VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, three AG-DVX200 4K handhelds and 10 BT-4LH310 4K production monitors.
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LMG Adds Five New FUJINON UA18x 4K Zooms for Large-Scale Live Events
LMG Adds Five New FUJINON UA18x 4K Zooms for Large-Scale Live Events
Combination of Zoom Length and Wide-Angle Ability Make for Ideal Double Duty Lens; UA Series 4K Lenses Now Total 18 at LMG
The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM announced the first sale and delivery of the company’s just-introduced “UA18x5.5B” 4K compatible, Ultra HD, handheld zoom. The Orlando-based live event and systems integration firm, LMG, purchased five UA18x’s for use within its expanding “Touring” and “Show Technology” divisions. The new zooms will complement Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD cameras and Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Studio cameras and will be used to shoot large-scale music concerts and corporate events.
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NASA Uses RED Cameras to Capture ISS Images: Live broadcast Weds, Apr 26
NASA Uses RED Cameras to Capture ISS Images: Live broadcast Weds, Apr 26
“Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” Live on Wednesday, April 26, 10:30AM PDT
NASA announced it will produce the first-ever live 4K video stream from space during the 2017 NAB Show. “Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood” will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26 in room N249 of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). America’s space agency is a pioneer in the application of advanced media – including 4K. NASA used the RED EPIC DRAGON to improve the quality of their images captured aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
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Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for Its Cine T1.5 Prime Lens Line
Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for Its Cine T1.5 Prime Lens Line
Brand new FF High Speed 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 Cine Prime lenses, latest additions to the cine prime line, will begin shipping in July 2017
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its FF High Speed Cine Prime T1.5 Line will begin shipping in EF and E mounts in May and in PL mount in June 2017 for a retail price of $3499 USD each. Sigma also announced availability for its brand new FF High Speed 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 Cine Prime lenses – the latest additions to the cine prime line. These two lenses will begin shipping in July 2017 with pricing to be announced soon.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
The world’s most advanced all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel and powerful features such as HDMI and SDI inputs, multiview, talkback, DVE and more!
Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, a broadcast quality all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features 8 inputs, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more.
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AJA Brings New Features to The RovoCam Camera System with RovoControl 3.0
AJA Brings New Features to The RovoCam Camera System with RovoControl 3.0At NAB 2017, AJA Video Systems revealed new features for its RovoCam compact block camera and accompanying RovoRx HDBaseT receivers via new RovoControl 3.0 software. RovoControl 3.0 delivers several new customer-requested features and UI enhancements that improve camera configuration and control.
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AJA Previews FS-HDR with Breakthrough HDR Conversion Support at NAB 2017
AJA Previews FS-HDR with Breakthrough HDR Conversion Support at NAB 2017
FS-HDR Frame Synchronizer and Converter Delivers HDR and Wide Color Gamut Processing, Powered by Colorfront Engine™
AJA Video Systems is previewing FS-HDR, an exciting new product delivering breakthrough HDR workflow conversion capabilities. Building on AJA’s flagship FS4, and incorporating the latest HDR technology from Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront, FS-HDR provides HDR and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) processing and conversion for real time 4K/UHD and 2K/HD workflows. It will be demonstrated for the first time as a technology preview during NAB 2017 at AJA’s booth, #SL2505.
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Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Cooke Optics, Panavision, RED, Canon, Blackmagic, CW Sonderoptic, and Sony take steps to officially standardise lens metadata on /i Technology protocol
Lens metadata aids workflow and saves money on set and in post
Cooke Optics announced today that Panavision, RED Digital Cinema, Canon, Blackmagic Design, CW Sonderoptic and Sony are embracing an industry-defining project to standardise the collection of lens metadata from PL and selected Panavision mount lenses on the /i Technology protocol.
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Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company , Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Unveils 360-Degree Live Camera System With Uncompressed 4K Output
(Las Vegas, NV--April 24, 2017) Panasonic’s booth at the NAB Show 2017 (Central Hall, Booth C3607) is going to packed with the range of goodness that showgoers have come to expect, including the Cinema VariCam Experience, a look at the control room of the future, cloud-based news production, transparent and AR displays, and much more that we’ll be reporting throughout the week.
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ARRI ALEXA SXT Goes Wireless
ARRI ALEXA SXT Goes Wireless
New ALEXA SXT W incorporates a built-in video transmitter; Part of a complete ARRI Wireless Video System
ARRI is announcing an exciting upgrade to the ALEXA SXT platform, making ALEXA SXT an entirely wireless professional motion picture camera system.
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Kino Flo Debuts New Celeb Studio Line
Kino Flo Debuts New Celeb Studio LineKino Flo Lighting Systems has suped up it's Celeb LED studio line of luminaires with an advanced True Match® white light color management system and the company's user-friendly 360-degree color and RGB color control features.
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SBG Sports Software Provides High-Impact Instant Replay with Matrox M264
SBG Sports Software Provides High-Impact Instant Replay with Matrox M264
SBG Focus VAR instant replay application uses Matrox M264 S2 and S3 to support ultra-high channel density in a small form factor
Today, SBG Sports Software announced that its instant replay and adjudication platform, Focus VAR (Video Assistant Referee), can now support up to 24 networked cameras and 24 SDI or HDMI feeds per chassis in a small, compact form factor, thanks to the integration of Matrox® M264 multichannel H264 encoder-decoder cards. The system is designed to provide video referees working in soccer, rugby, multi-sport and motorsport with a one-stop solution for all their adjudication needs.
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'teradek Live Show' To Utilize High-end Robotic Movement With The Vinten Vantage
'teradek Live Show' To Utilize High-end Robotic Movement With The Vinten VantageAt the 2017 NAB Show, Vitec Group brands Vinten, a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, and Teradek, a premium provider of H.264 encoders and wireless video devices, have teamed up to showcase the Vinten Vantage robotic camera head in action on the set of the popular "Teradek Live Show" at booth C6025. In a compact and lightweight form factor, the Vinten Vantage enables broadcast-quality video and superior motion control at the same price point as a traditional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera head.
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Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux congratulates ARRI on their ARRI ALEXA SXT W Wireless Camera
Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux congratulates ARRI on their ARRI ALEXA SXT W Wireless CameraCEO of Transvideo Jacques Delacoux has today congratulated ARRI on the release of their exciting upgrade to the ALEXA SXT platform, making the ALEXA SXT W an entirely wireless professional motion picture camera. “This is a groundbreaking camera from ARRI. Transvideo is proud to have been involved in a collaboration with ARRI to help produce a dedicated wireless monitor, the Starlite ARRI WVS, to be used in conjunction with the new ALEXA SXT W wireless camera.”
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JVC Delivers End-to-End Live Production and ENG Solutions
JVC Delivers End-to-End Live Production and ENG SolutionsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its end-to-end live production workflow, as well as a number of product enhancements and technology demonstrations, at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Mettle and Facebook to Bring Depth-Related VFX to Facebook Surround 360 Post Production Workflow
Mettle and Facebook to Bring Depth-Related VFX to Facebook Surround 360 Post Production Workflow
Mettle Works with Facebook to Develop One of Industry’s First Depth-Based VFX Software for Adobe® After Effects® and Premiere Pro® Artists, Optimized for 6DoF in the 360 Space
Mettle (www.mettle.com) today announced a collaboration with Facebook on the launch of the new Facebook Surround 360 Family of cameras, unveiled today at at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose.
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CARTONI to Introduce SDS Tripod for ENG and Documentary
CARTONI to Introduce SDS Tripod for ENG and Documentary
Newly-developed Smart Lock mid-level spreader combines with Smart Stop tripod to form the Smart Deployment System for ultra-fast set up.
At NAB 2017, CARTONI, developer of high-quality camera support systems designed and manufactured in Italy, will introduce a new fast deployment tripod system, ideally suited to ENG, documentary and other fast-paced production applications.
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Japan Institute of Moving Image uses Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner
Japan Institute of Moving Image uses Blackmagic Cintel Film ScannerBlackmagic Design today announced the Japan Institute of the Moving Image has installed and are using Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for archiving student films that have been shot at the college over the past four decades. Japan Institute of the Moving Image history began with the legendary film maker Shohei Imamura’s film school, which was launched in 1975. The college is one of the few film schools that still have classes using film cameras, and there have been more than 300 films over the years that their students have completed using film.
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Canon Announces New COMPACT-SERVO Lens and Firmware Upgrades
Canon Announces New COMPACT-SERVO Lens and Firmware Upgrades
New Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, Servo Drive Unit, Image Stabilization, Autofocus and Auto Iris Functions*, Ideal for ENG, Documentary, and Budding Filmmakers
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today the new COMPACT-SERVO70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens (model name CN-E 70-200mm T4.4L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K lens constructed for users that demand versatility and portability. A bridge between traditional Canon EF lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm can be ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters who want the control and quality of cinema optics with the lightweight, compact design and features of Canon’s EF lenses.
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Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Gearhouse Broadcast Reveals SkyTechno
Company Reveals Newly Designed and Built All-axes Underslung Tracking Techno Jib that is Fully Encoded for Real-Time AR Graphics
Gearhouse Broadcast, in conjunction with its partners Telescopic, LLC and Big Shot Camera Cranes, will unveil SkyTechno, a dramatic evolution in camera crane technology that enables powerful camera moves previously considered impossible, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show from April 24-27. Perfect for live events, concerts, television shows, film and commercials, stage productions, and sports, SkyTechno was developed by Gearhouse Broadcast in collaboration with working operators, motion control experts, engineers and designers with experience in image capture for its many applications. SkyTechno will be on display at the Gearhouse Broadcast booths (OE836 & OE841) in a live-footage demonstration powered and processed by Columbus, their new 4K/UHD mobile unit.
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CARTONI to Introduce Master 65 at NAB
CARTONI to Introduce Master 65 at NAB
New fluid head is designed for broadcast and production cameras with long lenses; featuring the patented Magnum counterbalance system and new silicon fluid drag system.
CARTONI continues its legacy of high quality Italian design and manufacturing with the introduction of its new flagship for the MASTER series of broadcast fluid heads. MASTER 65 is Cartoni’s response to persistent requests from broadcast camera operators for a durable, high performing fluid head alternative that can support heavy camera packages with large zoom lenses.
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New JVC GY-LS300CH Firmware Adds 4K 4:2:2 Recording and 60P Output
New JVC GY-LS300CH Firmware Adds 4K 4:2:2 Recording and 60P OutputJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the Version 4.0 firmware upgrade for its popular GY-LS300CH 4KCAM Super 35 handheld camcorder that increases color resolution to 4:2:2 in 4K mode recording and expands Ultra HD (3840x2160) output to include 60/50p.
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RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
RUSHWORKS Demonstrates Latest Arsenal of Powerfully Simple Production, Playback and Streaming Tools
Object tracking solution, universal pan/tilt heads and a robotic camera dolly; all sport unique features, performance and cost-effectiveness to set them apart from the crowd
RUSHWORKS, a Dallas area-based software development company that produces cool technology for production, playback, and streaming, is demonstrating the latest tools in its arsenal of powerfully simple products at NAB 2017 in Booth SL12713. This year RUSHWORKS is enhancing it already robust range of technology solutions with: LOCKED ON, an object tracking solution that eliminates the need for video camera operators; the upgraded PTX Model 1 and 2 Universal PanTilt heads controlled from DMX and/or VISCA devices; SegmentR PRO, a robust utility that transcodes and optimizes multiple formats in a file-based workflow; and NEWSDOLLY, a robotic camera dolly that introduces dynamic PTZ camera motion and anchor tracking to news and other studio and stage productions.
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Light Field Lab Launches to Bring Holographic Experiences to Consumers
Light Field Lab Launches to Bring Holographic Experiences to ConsumersLight Field Lab, Inc. officially debuts today, co-founded by CEO Jon Karafin, CTO Brendan Bevensee, and VP of Engineering Ed Ibe. The co-founders previously worked together to design the world’s first professional light field capture system at award-winning company Lytro. Light Field Lab builds on the founders’ collective expertise with a new independent venture to advance the display, delivery, and interactivity of light field content.
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Canon Guides Photographers Through What Is Likely To Be The Most Photographed Solar Eclipse To Date
Canon Guides Photographers Through What Is Likely To Be The Most Photographed Solar Eclipse To Date
A Total Guide to Totality” Blog Features Expert Tips, Videos, and Resources for Capturing This Rare Celestial Phenomenon
On August21, 2017, the Moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth, fully blocking the Sun from view for over two minutes to a large portion of the country. This natural phenomenon is called a total solar eclipse; this is the first one to race across the entire country in 99 years. The last one viewed in the United States occurred in 1979. Serving as a resource for all photographers interested in documenting these once-in-a-lifetime moments, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the Canon Eclipse Blog, “A Total Guide to Totality” (usa.canon.com/eclipse); a vital resource for anyone looking to capture what is likely to be the most photographed total solar eclipse to date.
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Shotoku Broadcast Systems Opens Shotoku USA and Extends Local Support
Shotoku Broadcast Systems Opens Shotoku USA and Extends Local Support
Company introduction coincides with opening of NAB
Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a world leader of advanced camera support products, has expanded its global presence with the launch of Shotoku USA, a company founded to support the organization’s already significant and growing customer-base in North America. The announcement was made by James Eddershaw, Managing Director of parent company Shotoku UK, who noted that US support operations are headquartered in New York State with a satellite office located in Atlanta Georgia.
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Pebble Partners with Ross Video to offer Ross Video XPression Graphics Plug-in for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Partners with Ross Video to offer Ross Video XPression Graphics Plug-in for Orca and Dolphin
Pebble Beach Systems at NAB 2017 Booth# SL6320 LVCC, Las Vegas April 22-27 2017
Leading automation and integrated playout specialist Pebble Beach Systems today announced that it has partnered with Ross Video to offer the Ross XPression render engine as a graphics plug-in available within Pebble’s channel playout products. The XPression plugin, running onboard Pebble Beach System’s Dolphin and Orca integrated playout systems, will be demonstrated for the first time on NAB stand SL6320.
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Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight High-Quality Acquisition for Sports and Mobile Production at 2017 NAB Show
Hitachi Kokusai to Highlight High-Quality Acquisition for Sports and Mobile Production at 2017 NAB Show
Versatile, high-performance and cost-effective cameras, accessories and control systems ideal for the evolving requirements of dynamic market
Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) will showcase its extensive range of high-quality, cost-effective acquisition solutions for sports venues and mobile production providers at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show, where the company will exhibit in booth C4309.
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Vocas to Showcase Latest Matte Boxes
Vocas to Showcase Latest Matte Boxes
New MB-216, MB-256 and MB-436 include top bars mounts, swing-away bracket compatibility and improved locking mechanism.
Vocas Systems, European manufacturer of innovative, professional-calibre camera accessories, will showcase three new matte boxes at NAB 2017. MB-216, MB-256 and MB-436 build on the Vocas tradition for performance and quality, and incorporate new features for increased versatility and ease of use.
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360 Designs Introduces the World’s First Broadcast Quality 6K VR Drone
360 Designs Introduces the World’s First Broadcast Quality 6K VR Drone
Flying EYE Wirelessly Transmits Professional-Grade Live VR and 360-Degree Video; See It Live at NAB 2017
Live streaming VR pioneers, 360 Designs, today announced the release of Flying EYE™, the world’s first broadcast quality, live streaming, virtual reality drone. Flying EYE is the first drone system capable of streaming live, 6K, 360 video, with a range of over 5 miles.
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JVC Launches ProHD Portable Bridge IP Uplink Solution for Live Broadcasts
JVC Launches ProHD Portable Bridge IP Uplink Solution for Live BroadcastsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the PB-CELL200 ProHD Portable Bridge, a robust bonded LTE hotspot that streams signals from multiple ProHD, 4KCAM, and JVC PTZ streaming camera models for live broadcasts or webcasts. JVC will debut its ProHD Portable Bridge at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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DigitalGlue to Support Partners and Customers at 2017 NAB Show
DigitalGlue to Support Partners and Customers at 2017 NAB Show
Company to Highlight Services and Solutions for the Broadcast, Production and Post Markets
DigitalGlue, a leading equipment, integration, and software development provider for the production and distribution of digital video, will be at this year’s 2017 NAB Show to support its customers and key industry partners. The company works closely with industry-leading vendors to build optimized solutions for collaborative editing, automation, media asset management, storage, archiving and more.
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FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super Slow-motion Camera
FOR-A to Debut FT-ONE-LS-12G Full 4K Super  Slow-motion Camera
Company will also introduce VRCAM-NX sensor less virtual studio/on-air graphics system and RFC-ONE real-time flash corrector
At the upcoming NAB Show, FOR-A will debut the next generation high-speed full 4K camerain its FT-ONE series, the FT-ONE-LS-12G. Designed specifically for fast-paced sporting events, the FT-ONE-LS-12G offers high-quality image performance, even in low light conditions that are often found in sports stadium venues and can prove troublesome for most high-frame-rate cameras.
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DVEO Launches H.264 Tablet Encoder with Built-In Cameras and Error-Free Live Streaming
DVEO Launches H.264 Tablet Encoder with Built-In Cameras and Error-Free Live Streaming
TABLET STREAMER™ Features Patented DOZER™ ARQ Automated UDP Packet Recovery Protocol
DVEO®, a well respected supplier to leading telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world, has developed a unique platform based live streaming H.264 encoder with built-in front and back cameras plus DVEO's patented DOZER™ ARQ (Automatic Repeat Request) Automated UDP Packet Recovery protocol.
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Sennheiser Takes Sound Quality To The Edge With New, Gopro® Verified Action Mic
Sennheiser Takes Sound Quality To The Edge With New, Gopro® Verified Action Mic
Waterproof MKE 2 elements microphone can go anywhere a GoPro HERO4 goes – for enhanced audio even in extreme conditions
For the truly adventurous, the ultra-rugged GoPro has proved a game changer - letting them share their adventures with the world. Yet while the video gets ever more striking, audio often struggles to keep up. No longer: Sennheiser’s new, GoPro-verified MKE 2 elements microphone brings high-quality sound recording to GoPro’s HERO4 Black and Silver cameras. Based on Sennheiser’s professional microphone technology, the ultra-tough, waterproof microphone lets GoPro users take the next leap forward and add uncompromising sound to breathtaking video. The microphone is available starting 24 April 2017.
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CueScript Presents U.S Debut of Innovative New Prompting Soultion for PTZ Cameras
CueScript Presents U.S Debut of Innovative New Prompting Soultion for PTZ Cameras
Also demonstrates industry’s only complete IP-based prompting system
NAB 2017, Booth C10618 CueScript, the leading developer of professional prompting solutions,will present the US debut of a unique, patent-pending mounting solution that removes the operational limitations of using a PTZ camera with a prompter. In addition, the company will demonstrate the industry’s only complete IP-based prompting system, offering the ability to prompt from anywhere with a network connection.
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ENCO and StreamGuys Enable Rich Online Visual Radio Experiences for Island Luck
ENCO and StreamGuys Enable Rich Online Visual Radio Experiences for Island Luck
Seamless production automation and streaming delivery workflow powers new multimedia offering for web, OTT and mobile audiences
ENCO Systems and StreamGuys announced today that Bahamas-based ILTV Studios has launched a new, online visual radio channel, powered by ENCO’s comprehensive automation platform and StreamGuys’ cloud-based streaming media delivery service.
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Quincy Media to Standardize on JVC Camcorders for Broadcast TV News
Quincy Media to Standardize on JVC Camcorders for Broadcast TV NewsJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Quincy Media, Inc., is standardizing on ProHD and 4KCAM camcorders for news operations across its television broadcast stations. Based in Quincy, Ill., the company owns and operates 22 television stations across seven states, including 19 that produce local news, and is expected to purchase about 200 JVC camcorders over the next two years.
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MZ Studio delivers vivo X9 commercial with DaVinci Resolve Studio
MZ Studio delivers vivo X9 commercial with DaVinci Resolve StudioBlackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based MZ Studio graded Chinese smartphone maker vivo’s X9 commercial, starring Taiwanese icon Eddie Peng Yu-yen, with DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. In this vivo commercial, Peng takes selfies in different scenes, including running in the morning, filming on location and a party at night, to highlight the smartphone’s powerful photography features.
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LYNX Technik Launches H.264 Streaming & Recording yellobrik at NAB 2017
LYNX Technik Launches H.264 Streaming & Recording yellobrik at NAB 2017LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces for broadcast and professional AV signal processing applications, today announces a new yellobrik, an SDI/HDMI to H.264 encoder for live streaming & recording. LYNX Technik will showcase the new yellobrik at NAB 2017 on booth SL10321.
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Kino Flo Builds Wall (of light)
Kino Flo Builds Wall (of light)Shortly after its founding year, Kino Flo introduced the Wall-O-Lite, the motion picture industry's leading BFL (big fluorescent light) for two decades. Now, 30 years later, Kino Flo Lighting Systems celebrates its anniversary with the new Celeb LED 850, a wall of light for the 21st century.
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Light Iron NY Adds General Manager Rick Anthony
Light Iron NY Adds General Manager Rick Anthony
Rick Anthony brings over 20 years of post leadership
-- Light Iron – a leading post production solutions provider and member of the Panavision family of companies – has appointed Rick Anthony to the newly created role of General Manager in its New York facility. The addition comes after Light Iron added a second floor in 2016 to triple its inventory of editorial suites.
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TVU Networks and AP to Demonstrate Advanced Newsroom Workflow
TVU Networks and AP to Demonstrate Advanced Newsroom Workflow
New Metadata-based, Software-Defined Workflow Automatically Links and Accelerates Ingest of Recorded Content for Stories
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, announced today that TVU and the Associated Press (AP) at NAB 2017 will showcase a new, integrated newsroom video content acquisition workflow developed through the two companies’ technology partnership. The new metadata-based workflow streamlines the direct linking of media content to specific news story assignments at the point of acquisition. The TVU Alert and AP ENPS integration automates and accelerates the transfer and ingest of the linked content to the studio and within newsroom production solutions.
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Brand New Sigma Cine Lenses Stand Up to the Test on Indie Film Shorts, Commercial Projects and More
Brand New Sigma Cine Lenses Stand Up to the Test on Indie Film Shorts, Commercial Projects and More
Groundbreaking line of Sigma cine lenses designed for Super35 and full-frame digital cinema cameras deliver incredible optical performance on variety of projects up to 8K resolution
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is disrupting the cine lens game with its brand new lineup of cine lenses, which will be on display at the 2017 NAB Show (booth C11525), taking place in Las Vegas from April 24th through 27th. Handcrafted in Japan, made in Aizu, Sigma’s cine lenses, which were just announced in Q3 of 2016, have already been used in several projects ranging from commercial work, to indie films, to shorts designed specifically for OTT distribution on platforms like YouTube.
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NEP Becomes First Company to Purchase TSL's New MPA1 Solo SDI Monitoring Products
NEP Becomes First Company to Purchase TSL's New MPA1 Solo SDI Monitoring Products
NEP UK installs 14 units in new state of the art OB truck
Leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, TSL Products, today announced that NEP UK, part of one the largest providers of live event solutions in the world, has become the first company to purchase the recently-announced MPA1 Solo SDI monitoring product. NEP UK is currently installing 14 MPA1 Solo SDI units in a brand new OB truck destined to cover sporting events.
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multiCAM Systems Introduces Dynamic Social Media Moderation to Visual Radio Experience
multiCAM Systems Introduces Dynamic Social Media Moderation to Visual Radio Experience
In addition to showcasing its artificial intelligence and automated graphics capabilities, multiCAM Systems will demonstrate how tightening the Visual Radio and social media connection can engage and build online audiences
multiCAM Systems, an integrated video production specialist serving the broadcast and professional AV markets, has enhanced its fully automated Visual Radio solution, MULTICAM RADIO, in advance of the 2017 NAB Show, where representatives will demonstrate key new features and benefits across its own booth (N8513) and two partner booths (RCS at N2519; Wheatstone at N6531).
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GH One Completes 4K Upgrade with 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design Infrastructure
GH One Completes 4K Upgrade with 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design InfrastructureBlackmagic Design today announced that Ghana’s largest private television broadcaster has completed an upgrade of its studio and outside broadcast facilities to support Ultra HD 4K production. The solution for GH One’s solution was built around 12G-SDI broadcast infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design.
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hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam Cameras
hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam CamerasFrom covering Grand Slam Tennis and the Masters Golf Tournament for ESPN to shooting promos for TruTV, from a feature on the New York Yankees for ESPN’s SportsCenter to a music video tease for ABC’s “The View,” production company hsc.tv (New York, NY) has shot many high-profile projects with its VariCam line of cameras.
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IKEGAMI INTRODUCES NEW HDK-73 CMOS UNICAM HD CAMERA
IKEGAMI INTRODUCES NEW HDK-73 CMOS UNICAM HD CAMERA
HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD Camera Debuts, Cost-Effective Camera System Ideal for Studio and Field Applications
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, is introducing the new HDK-73 2/3-inch CMOS Unicam HD camera at the 2017 NAB Show. This year's NAB exhibition halls will be open April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Broadcast Pix Debuts BPswitch Integrated Production Switchers Controlled from Anywhere
Broadcast Pix Debuts BPswitch Integrated Production Switchers Controlled from Anywhere
New Switchers Feature Enhanced BPNet, Hybrid SDI/IP I/O and Built-In NewBlue CG; Controlled from Anywhere by Tablets, Phones, and Panels
Broadcast Pix™ today announced its new BPswitch™ family of integrated video production switchers, which feature the industry’s first control-over-IP from anywhere by tablets, phones, and panels. Now, a corporate, government, school, or religious live broadcast can be controlled from a control room, the audience, another city, or even from home. Plus, broadcasters can control a remote unmanned studio affordably. The new switchers have enhanced BPNet™, hybrid SDI and IP I/O, streaming, NewBlueNTX graphics, optional robotic camera control, and are 4K upgradeable. The company will demonstrate its new switchers at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth SL9721) on April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Fitchburg Access Television Improves Studio and Remote Productions with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
Fitchburg Access Television Improves Studio and Remote Productions with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
Switch to Hitachi Kokusai HDTV cameras overcomes operational challenges, elevates production quality and enhances educational partnerships for community broadcaster
Public, education and government access (PEG) broadcaster Fitchburg Access Television (FATV) takes pride in bringing high-quality community programming to residents of Fitchburg, Massachusetts while also serving as a valuable partner to nearby schools. Unhappy with limitations of the HD cameras FATV had purchased from another vendor just two years earlier, the station replaced them with ten Z-HD6000 cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to improve productions, simplify operations and meet its educational goals.
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Canon Announces New PowerShot SX Digital Camera and EF-S Macro Lens
Canon Announces New PowerShot SX Digital Camera and EF-S Macro Lens
New Compact and Lightweight EF-S Macro Lens Opens Up a World of Photographic Possibilities and Helps Capture Close Subjects with Incredible Detail
Compact and lightweight, the new Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM, announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is the widest-angle Macro offering in Canon’s popular EF-S lens series. The new lens is designed to help both entry-level and advanced amateur DSLR photographers discover the incredible possibilities of macro photography. Capable of capturing close-up subjects with incredible detail, Canon’s new EF-S macro lens is also the first in the series to feature built-in Macro Lites that allow users to control lighting with ease.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLS
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras help deliver THE DURRELLSBlackmagic Design today announced that director of photography (DP) Sam Renton has used its Micro Cinema Cameras to help capture detail and action shots on the upcoming second drama series of THE DURRELLS, written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye and produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. Directed by Steve Barron, THE DURRELLS is an ITV drama series based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical trilogy about the time he and his family lived in Corfu between 1935 and 1939.
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Firefly Cinema Showcases New Version of its Digital Dailies and Color Grading Workflow Suite at NAB
Firefly Cinema Showcases New Version of its Digital Dailies and Color Grading Workflow Suite at NAB
New features in version 6 make color workflows more efficient and intuitive from on-set live color grading to post production
At NAB 2017, on the Maxx Digital booth (SL13005), Firefly Cinema, a developer of affordable color grading and dailies processing applications, will showcase V6 of its comprehensive color grading software suite which includes: FirePlay (for playback), FireDay (for digital dailies) and FirePost (for color finishing).
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Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Cineversity announces new "Perception Guide to FUI" tutorial series
Pioneering Motion Graphics Studio Reveals Design Techniques and Tips to Help Cinema 4D Artists Create Cinematic Visions of the Future
MAXON is pleased to announce the “Perception Guide to Fictional User Interface ”, a comprehensive tutorial series for its Cineversity training and resource site. Created by the New York City-based Perception motion graphics studio creative team, the tutorials are designed to help CG artists learn the technical aspects of creating futuristic motion graphics imagery.
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CARTONI to Introduce a Fast Deployment Tripod System and New Fluid Heads for Broadcast, Studio and Digital Cinema Cameras
CARTONI to Introduce a Fast Deployment Tripod System and New Fluid Heads for Broadcast, Studio and Digital Cinema Cameras
Camera support innovator will also debut a revolutionary concept for enabling 360° Dutch rotation in nodal mode.
CARTONI, developer of innovative camera support systems designed and manufactured in Italy, will introduce a new tripod system and significant expansions to its Master, Maxima and Lambda lines of fluid heads at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas. Highlights include the SDS (Smart Deployment Series) system tripod, the MASTER 65 and MASTER 30 broadcast and studio heads, the MAXIMA 30 cinematography head, and the Lambda 25 3rd Axis and the Total Dutch head.
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Axle Video Launches axle 2017 Media Management
Axle Video Launches axle 2017 Media Management
Radically simple media management solution marks fifth major release – new transcode, metadata, hybrid cloud capabilities; support for 2 million assets
Axle Video, the leader in affordable, storage-agnostic media management software, today announced availability of their newest product, axle 2017. axle 2017 is a major step forward in the scale, stability and features of the company’s software, while retaining its award-winning radical simplicity.
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New "MK" Cinema Lens Series from FUJIFILM Making NAB Debut
New "MK" Cinema Lens Series from FUJIFILM Making NAB Debut
Compact and Lightweight FUJINON MK18-55mm and MK50-135mm Deliver Advanced Optical Performance with an Excellent Cost/Performance Ratio
The newly launched “MK” Series of cinema lenses from the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will make their NAB debut next month in Las Vegas. With the first in its series introduced in February of this year, “MK” lenses are currently designed for E-mount cameras and boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. FUJIFILM will exhibit in booth #C7225 during the show to be held from April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Camera Corps to Occupy Centre Stage at NAB Las Vegas
Camera Corps to Occupy Centre Stage at NAB Las VegasCamera Corps, a leading supplier of speciality camera systems, will promote its innovative products and services to visitors attending the April 24-27 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Senior representatives from the company will include VP of EMEA services Phillip Beckett, commercial manager Barry Parker, head of projects EMEA/APAC Simon Atkinson, project & engineering director David Sisson and operations manager Neil Ashworth.
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Imagine Products Announces PrimeTranscoder
Imagine Products Announces PrimeTranscoder
New Application Offers Faster File Conversion, Simple Interface, and Customizable Features to Streamline Transcoding Workflow
Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, has released PrimeTranscoder™, a new video-transcoding application for Mac® users. PrimeTranscoder offers GPU acceleration, a simple interface, and many other features that make it more robust than any other transcoding application at its price point.
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Sigma Announces Firmware Update to sd Quattro Cameras
Sigma Announces Firmware Update to sd Quattro Cameras
Firmware Version 1.04 offers support for DNG formats, improved autofocus capabilities and enhanced functionality with Sigma Capture Pro
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today the release of firmware update 1.04 for its sd Quattro cameras to boost the performance and broaden the capabilities of the detail-rich camera. This latest version of firmware is availble for download on sd Quattro cameras that currently have firmware version 1.03.
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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.5 for Maya Fast Adaptive Lights and Major GPU Rendering Improvements Now Available in Latest Update
Today, Chaos Group released V-Ray 3.5 for Maya, a major update to its Academy Award-winning CPU and GPU production renderer. Used on recent television and film projects including The Fate of the Furious, Beauty and the Beast, and Stranger Things, this update brings faster rendering, more responsive look development and added realism to high-end VFX and animation projects.
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FOR-A to Debut USF-10IP Conversion Solution at 2017 NAB Show
FOR-A to Debut USF-10IP Conversion Solution at 2017 NAB ShowFOR-A announces plans to introduce the USF-10IP 10 GbE IP Converter at the upcoming NAB Show. The company will debut the IP Gateway USF-10IP series, along with over a dozen other brand new solutions, in its NAB booth, #C5117.
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Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens Pricing and Availability
Sigma’s new full-frame 4X zoom lens features a compact design optimized for telephoto photography; shipping late April 2017 for a retail price of 799.00 USD
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens will begin shipping late April 2017 for a retail price of $799.00. Boasting a 4X zoom ratio, the lens offers long reach and outstanding performance for a great value.
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Faceware Technologies Relies on AJA Ki Pro Rack to Record Top Quality Facial Performances
Faceware Technologies Relies on AJA Ki Pro Rack to Record Top Quality Facial PerformancesFaceware Technologies develops complete hardware and software solutions to deliver advanced facial motion capture to the top film, video game, television and entertainment companies in the world. A sister company to Image Metrics, Faceware has spent over twelve years building facial motion capture software and pipelines. It also sells, rents and provides on-set services to clients in entertainment. Reliable video capture is essential to the success of Faceware’s workflow, which for over seven years has relied on recorders from the AJA Ki Pro family.
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URSA Mini 4K Used on Hit Japanese Film FUELED: A MAN CALLED "PIRATE"
URSA Mini 4K Used on Hit Japanese Film FUELED: A MAN CALLED "PIRATE"Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini 4K EF was used for shooting visual effects (VFX) shots for popular filmmaker Takashi Yamazaki's latest hit film, FUELED: A MAN CALLED "PIRATE" (Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko). The RAW footage from the URSA Mini was debayered using DaVinci Resolve Studio and then used for compositing.
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MultiDyne LightBrix VB-3800 Strengthens Adaptability Between Fiber Transport and Robotic Camera Configurations
MultiDyne LightBrix VB-3800 Strengthens Adaptability Between Fiber Transport and Robotic Camera Configurations
To be introduced at 2017 NAB Show, new series of rugged, compact fiber transport is designed to meet specifications of new camera models as they come to market
On the heels of announcing its LightBrix VB-3600 of throwdown units, MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions announces a second new LightBrix Series to address the continuously evolving camera configurations seen today in field production. To be introduced at the 2017 NAB Show, the VB-3800 Series includes a unique set of modules and adapters to support connectivity across today’s most popular field production cameras.
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RED supports Coca-Cola & Regal student program
RED supports Coca-Cola & Regal student program
Chapman University Students Julian Conner & Tom Teller's Short Film Will Debut in Regal Cinemas Nationwide in May
Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States, and Coca-Cola announced Julian Conner and Tom Teller from Chapman University are the winners of this year's Coca-Cola and Regal Films program for their film Crunch Time.
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Amazon, Netflix & WB Execs to Present at the Location Managers Guild Awards
Amazon, Netflix & WB Execs to Present at the Location Managers Guild Awards
Hosted by Rico Gagliano, the April 8th Ceremony Will Honor Director Danny Boyle, Location Scout Lori Balton and Location Professional Stuart Raven Barter
Amazon Studios Original Movies Head of Physical Production Mary Ann Marino, Netflix’s VP of Worldwide Physical Production Ty Warren and Warner Bros. Pictures Executive VP Ravi Mehta are the latest presenters announced for the 4th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI). Hosted by Dinner Party Download’s Rico Gagliano, the formal ceremony will honor outstanding creative contributions of film commissions and location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the world. The LMGI Awards will take place Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Steven J. Ross Theater at Warner Bros. Studios.
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Canon Celebrates its 14th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Marketshare in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Cameras
Canon Celebrates its 14th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Marketshare in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital CamerasCanon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that its parent company, Canon Inc., announced that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 20161.
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DP John Kelleran Shoots Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
DP John Kelleran Shoots Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcordersDirector of Photography John Kelleran shot season eight of the Travel Channel’s popular HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE show with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. With several episodes of season eight already broadcast, the remainder of the season will resume in September 2017. HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE is a reality television program in which struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.
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U.S. Marine Corps Launches More Work, New Website Under New Brand Platform
U.S. Marine Corps Launches More Work, New Website Under New Brand PlatformOne week after introducing its Battles Won brand platform, the United States Marine Corps debuted new creative and a new website celebrating the irreducible essence of the Marines: their fighting spirit. “Marines have more battles to face than ever before, and it’s important that all of America’s communities understand how we as a Corps are committed to winning them,” said Lieutenant Colonel John Caldwell, National Director of Marketing and Public Affairs, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.
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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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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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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Behind the Scenes with REDGuardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Behind the Scenes with RED
Anticipation for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was already heated up when director James Gunn announced that it was to be the first feature film captured with the RED WEAPON camera using an 8K RED DRAGON VV sensor. In this marvelous behind the scenes featurette courtesy RED Digital Cinema, James discusses the decision to use the RED WEAPON, and how it played out with director of photography Henry Braham, BSC. Both of them found the combination of the massive sensor and small form factor incredibly compelling, providing them the technology to capture the epic scale of the action, in a package small enough to allow them to get exceptionally close to the scenes of genuine intimacy that are this series' secret weapon. (See what we did there?)
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Adobe After Effects April 2017 New FeaturesAdobe After Effects April 2017 New Features
The April 2017 release of Adobe After Effects (version 14.2) is packed with new features, and Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio is here to show you the latest and greatest. Highlights include the Essential Graphics panel and Motion Graphics templates (with Adobe Premiere Pro integration), the addition of Lumetri Scopes and Color Correction effects, new effects organization, the Camera Shake Deblur filter and more.
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Don Burgess aligns with Light Iron and Panavision for ALLIEDDon Burgess aligns with Light Iron and Panavision for ALLIED
Don Burgess, ASC trusts Light Iron. His last seven films can attest, so Burgess chose Light Iron to support him again with digital dailies and post finishing services on Allied. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, the World War II-set film sees an intelligence officer's romance with a French Resistance fighter tested when high command thinks a double agent might be in play.
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A Letter to Incoming Female Freshmen in Media Programs
A lot of so-called “open letters” on the internet address the outgoing graduates of programs. And while they should bask in the glow of congratulations and good luck because they worked hard, they earned it, and they have some serious challenges on the horizon, this letter isn’t for them. It’s...
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Bridging the Gap to Opportunity: A Conversation with 3 First-Time NAB Show Attendees
Imagine this: you’re in your early twenties, at the start of your career in post production. You come from a working class family with no connections in the media industry, and you’ve had many challenges to overcome along the way. You’ve been working hard to maintain momentum by keeping your...
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My East to West Coast Moving Adventure
My shoes are squishy and soaked. I'm holding up the biggest umbrella I own and using my phone precariously like a flashlight. At 3AM, the sky is dark and pouring rain. I had peeked outside the stained motel curtains in exhaustion right before venturing out and spotted rain. It wasn't...
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