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Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade Float
Absolute Live Productions Uses New JVC PTZ Camera for Live Streaming from Rose Parade FloatJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Absolute Live Productions, a streaming, production, and equipment rental company, used the JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ IP video production camera to stream live footage from a client’s float during the Rose Parade earlier this month in Pasadena, Calif.
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Quantum Extends Video Surveillance Solutions Portfolio, Grows Partner Ecosystem
Quantum Extends Video Surveillance Solutions Portfolio, Grows Partner Ecosystem
Company to Highlight Momentum at Intersec 2017
(PRNewswire) Quantum Corp today announced expansions to its storage solutions family and technology partner ecosystem for video surveillance and security. With the new Xcellis™ Application Director E, customers in low camera-count environments can now run video management systems (VMS) or analytic applications with directly attached storage. In addition, Arecont Vision, AxxonSoft and Digifort have joined the Quantum Advantage Partner™ program, enabling them to test, qualify and integrate their VMS technology with Quantum storage offerings for enhanced customer benefits. Quantum will showcase these and other developments at Intersec 2017 in Dubai, Jan. 22-24, booth SA I-23.
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A Talk with Dan Beedy, Project Manager for Sundance Film Festival
A Talk with Dan Beedy, Project Manager for Sundance Film Festival
In-depth discussion on how Boston Light and Sound and PIX 270i Recorders pave new pathways for playback in the film exhibition industry
Video Devices talks with Dan Beedy, Project Manager for Sundance Film Festival, who discusses how Boston Light & Sound uses PIX 270i Recorders to pave new pathways for playback in the film exhibition industry.
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Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Canon Invites Filmmakers to its Creative Studio as a Sponsor of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Over 20 Percent of 2017 Slate Filmed Using Canon Equipment
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is returning as a Sustaining Sponsor to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19–29 in Park City, Utah). Canon will celebrate the filmmakers working behind the camera with daily programming at the Canon Creative Studio, located at 592 Main Street.
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Matrox at ISE 2017 — Video Product Preview
Matrox at ISE 2017 — Video Product Preview
Monarch Family of Streaming & Recording Appliances and VS4Recorder Pro to be Featured in Amsterdam
At ISE 2017 Matrox® will be presenting its lineup of video end-user products; including the dual-streaming Monarch LCS™ lecture capture appliance and the complete Monarch family of H.264-based video streaming and recording appliances, alongside the VS4Recorder Pro™ multi-camera recording app.
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Nominations Announced For The 54th Annual Publicists Awards
Nominations Announced For The 54th Annual Publicists Awards
Ceremony to Take Place February 24, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton
The International Cinematographers Guild has announced nominees for the 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24, 2017.
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Coca-Cola® and Regal Films Program for Student Filmmakers Announces Partnership with RED Digital Cinema
Coca-Cola® and Regal Films Program for Student Filmmakers Announces Partnership with RED Digital Cinema
Program Celebrates New Collaboration at Park City Event
TheCoca-Cola® and Regal Films program will be hitting the slopes of Park City as they announce a new collaboration with RED Digital Cinema (RED). Helping to elevate the quality of student films produced during the 2017 initiative, the partnership with RED gives participating students the opportunity to film using state-of-the-art digital camera equipment. This announcement will be celebrated with filmmakers and industry executives during The IndieWire Filmmaker Party Presented by Coca-Cola and Regal Films.
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Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses and /i Technology bring Valkyrien to life
Lens metadata aids workflow on set and in post
Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, is pleased to reveal that Valkyrien, the forthcoming Norwegian drama series, was shot by Johan-Fredrik Bødtker, FNF, using Cooke Anamorphic/i and Cooke 5/i lenses. The lens metadata was collected from the ARRI ALEXA cameras and was highly beneficial to both on-set production and post-production workflows. Valkyrienwill launch on NRK in January 2017 and has been sold to broadcasters in Scandinavia. It will also premiere in the UK on Channel 4 in 2017 before all episodes are made available exclusively on C4’s on-demand foreign-language drama service, Walter Presents.
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Axon 30th anniversary celebrated with IP products at BVE 2017
Axon 30th anniversary celebrated with IP products at BVE 2017
New additions to Axon's portfolio are helping to ease broadcasters’ transition to IP.
Axon Digital Design, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary as a broadcast infrastructure specialist, is attending BVE with a range of IP products and production tools that are designed to help broadcasters deal with the challenges of the move to IP.
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Tiffen International to launch new generation NAT Neutral Density optical filters at BSC Expo 2017
Tiffen International to launch new generation NAT Neutral Density optical filters at BSC Expo 2017
See Tiffen International on stand 602 at BSC Expo 2017, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Tiffen International will launch a new product line at BSC Expo 2017, Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filters. Memorializing the groundbreaking achievements made by Tiffen’s founder, Nat Tiffen. The Tiffen NATural Neutral Density Filter line provides game changing improvements on neutral density filtration, with perfect neutrality across the visual and IR spectrum resulting in natural skintones and outstanding colour fidelity. Manufactured in the USA utilizing the patented Tiffen Color Core™ process these glass filters represent a new generation of ND and IRND filtration.
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Transvideo and Aaton-Digital to showcase their latest high technology products at BSC Expo 2017
Transvideo and Aaton-Digital to showcase their latest high technology products at BSC Expo 2017
See Transvideo and Aaton Digital on stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Transvideo and Aaton-Digital will showcase their latest high technology at BSC Expo 2017 on stand 300 at BSC Expo, 3rd-4th February 2017, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London. The new generation Transvideo Stargate 7” high-end monitor-recorder is now available and will be on show at BSC Expo 2017. It has a 1920x1080 full HD display, and is 4K-6G compatible. Other features include inbuilt recording capability, H264 to SD cards; recording can be triggered from the camera SDI output on compatible cameras; fast path processing with immediate display capabilities with no latency: wide range of built in cinematographer-friendly tools including focus helper, peaking, markers, zoom, LUTs, waveform, vectorscope, and job-oriented views.
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Leader Adds Five-Bar Display to LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor
Leader Adds Five-Bar Display to LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor
See Leader Electronics on stand J08 at BVE, London, February 28 - March 2, 2017
Leader Electronics announces the addition of five-bar display capabilities to the LV5490 4K-UHD/HD/SD multiscreen waveform monitor. This forms part of a major software upgrade (to version 3.2) which was announced at InterBee 2016 and will make its first European appearance at Broadcast Video Expo 2017.
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Firefly Cinema Announces New Version of its Digital Dailies and Color Grading Workflow Suite
Firefly Cinema Announces New Version of its Digital Dailies and Color Grading Workflow Suite
New features in version 6 make color workflows more efficient and intuitive from on set live color grading to post production
Firefly Cinema, a developer of affordable color grading and dailies processing applications, today announced V6 of its comprehensive color grading software suite which includes: FirePlay (for playback), FireDay (for digital dailies) and FirePost (for color finishing). Used on hundreds of feature films (Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien), FireFly Cinema solutions provide an integrated and production-wide approach to managing color workflows on-set, through dailies and postproduction.
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Denzel Washington Named Publicists Awards Man of the Year
Denzel Washington Named Publicists Awards Man of the Year
Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon on February 24
Oscar® winner Denzel Washington will be named Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards in recognition of his remarkable career achievements, including producing, directing and starring in Fences, a major contender in this year’s Oscar race. The awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24.
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ARRI New Co-Partner of Berlinale Talents
ARRI New Co-Partner of Berlinale Talents
With 250 emerging professionals from 71 countries, ARRI supports the Berlinale Talents programme with several events.
Berlinale Talents welcomes 250 emerging professionals from 71 countries to its 15th edition. Exploring the theme "Courage: Against All Odds", the Talents will participate in a six-day programme featuring over 100 events, with many open to the public. Environmental sculptor Christo is going to join Berlinale Talents. The acclaimed artist will be one of around 100 internationally renowned experts presenting and discussing their work. Berlinale Talents will again take place in the theatres of HAU Hebbel am Ufer from February 11 to 16, 2017.
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Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs
Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs
No More Excuses: Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs, Makes Thousands of Workouts Available Via VOD
The Peloton indoor bike, the hottest technology product transforming fitness, is a must-have item for millennials, their older siblings and their parents. “Not that exercise bike sitting in the corner of your basement,” according to Fast Company, the Peloton bike powers a state-of-the-industry fitness studio that live streams 14 classes daily, all acquired with Panasonic AW-HE130 pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
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Ikegami Adds Erin Rice and Dave Pavlik to Their Team
Ikegami Adds Erin Rice and Dave Pavlik to Their Team
Ikegami Names Erin Rice Sports & Entertainment Sales Manager, Dave Pavlik Northern Regional Sales Manager
Ikegami, a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators has made two personnel announcements. Erin Rice has been promoted to the position of Sports & Entertainment Sales Manager, and Dave Pavlik has been named Northern Regional Sales Manager.
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Goffstown TV Producing Local Sports with JVC GY-HM200SP Camcorder
Goffstown TV Producing Local Sports with JVC GY-HM200SP CamcorderJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced Goffstown TV, a PEG (public, educational, government) operation serving Goffstown, N.H., has significantly increased its coverage of local sports and improved its production workflows with the JVC GY-HM200SP sports production streaming camcorder. With its unique built-in graphics overlay, the camera has eliminated the need for a separate “scoreboard camera” during productions, which in turn eliminated sync issues that slowed post production.
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Virtual and Augmented Reality at the ISE Booth of Ventuz Technology
Virtual and Augmented Reality at the ISE Booth of Ventuz TechnologyWith the recently introduced integration of VR technology into the Ventuz pipeline, the software developer plans to turn their stand at ISE into a Virtual and Augmented Reality hub. They will be assisted by agency Realtime Department, who is renowned for their innovative approach to new devices and technologies. As long-time users of the Ventuz software suite, Realtime Department have profited from the openness of the software by utilizing a multitude of hardware solutions, many of which are in-house developments. With their unique installations, they have been able to service many large companies, among them VW, Wabco, Grass and many more.
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Canadore College Students Produce Scoreboard Video for North Bay Battalion with Broadcast Pix
Canadore College Students Produce Scoreboard Video for North Bay Battalion with Broadcast PixAs part of a unique partnership, students from Canadore College’s Broadcasting and Video Production program in North Bay, Ontario, use a Broadcast Pix™ Granite™ 2000 integrated production switcher to provide scoreboard video coverage of the North Bay Battalion hockey team at the North Bay Memorial Gardens Sports Arena. The city owns the arena, but the Canadore staff built the control room and provides engineering services for its video equipment.
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Clear-Com's Agent-IC Goes The Distance For China's Great Wall Marathon
Clear-Com's Agent-IC Goes The Distance For China's Great Wall Marathon
Eclipse HX 8.7 digital intercom matrix and IP connectivity allows effective, thorough intercom coverage along China’s Great Wall during marathon race webcast
Clear-Com®, the leader in real-time communications solutions, was chosen as a Communications Technology Supporter for television relay service of China’s 2016 Great Wall Marathon race, which saw thousands of athletes take on 28.1miles (45.195 kilometers) of the legendary landmark on October 16, 2016. Coverage of the Great Wall Marathon was streamed live to the world by the Chinese media company Sina.
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Cooke Captures the Big Iron Rust Desert Landscapes of Pilbara, Western Australia for Red Dog: True Blue
Cooke Captures the Big Iron Rust Desert Landscapes of Pilbara, Western Australia for Red Dog: True Blue
Geoffrey Hall lenses the prequel to 2011’s Red Dog on Cooke Anamorphic /i lenses
Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses were used to shoot the wide desert vistas of Western Australia for Red Dog: True Blue, the iconic Australian story of friendship and adventure between a young boy and a scrappy one-of-a-kind dog that would grow up to become an Australian legend. The film is the prequel to 2011's Red Dog, with both films directed by Kriv Stenders, written by Daniel Taplitz, and photographed by Geoffrey Hall.
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Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe as SVP of Sales for TV Post
Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe as SVP of Sales for TV Post
Russ Robertson Returns to Deluxe to Support Growing Demand for Company’s TV Post Services
Deluxe announced today that long-time Deluxe post-production sales executive Russ Robertson has returned to the company as SVP of Sales, Encore New York, to support the growing demand for its TV post services in the region. With scripted original series reaching a record number of 455 in 2016 and more shows delivering in high dynamic range (HDR) formats, Robertson’s 20 years of post experience supports content creators as they realize new revenue and creative opportunities in the global, multi-format market. He re-joins Deluxe from a year at Panavision, where he drove camera systems and production services as VP of Marketing.
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URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime Expo
URSA Mini 4.6K Used for Live Footage and Video at 2016 Anime ExpoBlackmagic Design today announced that the URSA Mini 4.6K, as well as several Blackmagic Design live production products, were used to shoot interviews, live panels and marketing videos at 2016's Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles. Organized by the nonprofit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), Anime Expo is the largest North American anime convention, garnering more than 100,000 attendees in 2016. Since its beginning in 1992, the convention has been held in locations such as Anaheim, San Jose, New York, and Tokyo, and since 2008 has been hosted each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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FiFish Underwater Drone Wins CES Innovation Award
FiFish Underwater Drone Wins CES Innovation Award
FiFish is the first underwater drone for consumer market, capturing incredible underwater images.
/PRNewswire/ -- On Jan 5, 2017, FiFish, Qiyuan Technology's underwater drone, made quite an appearance at the 50th Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Competing among over 3,600 products from 150 countries, FiFish won the 2017 CES Innovation Award, and has become the only winner among its kind. FiFish is an important sponsor project from Taihuoniao Technology.
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Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520
Yuneec International Expands Commercial UAV Offerings with All-New H520
H520 Builds Upon Yuneec's Proven Six-Rotor Platform and Incorporates Industry-First Commercial-Grade Features and Software Developer Kit
/PRNewswire/ -- Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its commercial UAV offerings with the unveiling of the H520, an advanced six-rotor drone for commercial applications. The H520 builds off Yuneec's proven six-rotor platform and incorporates industry-first commercial-grade cameras and applications for high-end commercial use.
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Crackanory Cinematographer Olly Wiggins Reinforces his Packed Rig with the OConnor 2560
Crackanory Cinematographer Olly Wiggins Reinforces his Packed Rig with the OConnor 2560
OConnor support offers considerably quicker set-up times and very fast repositioning.
Going between the gory streets of Ancient Rome, the dark recesses of outer space, and New York City in the 1940s, Crackanory takes viewers on a comedic journey through wickedly twisted and excitingly original storylines. As a critically acclaimed storytelling television series for adults, each episode of Crackanory features two 15-minute tales narrated by contemporary comedians and actors. With an eclectic mix of new stories every week, the show incorporates everything from live action to original music and animation – with the sets changing every time.
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Panavision Opens Doors to New Chicago Facility
Panavision Opens Doors to New Chicago FacilityPanavision, the entertainment industry’s leading designer, manufacturer and rental provider of high-precision optics and camera systems, has opened a 13,000-square foot location in Chicago to serve a growing number of productions in the Midwest. “This new location allows Panavision to bring our support to the vibrant filmmaking community in Chicago,” said Kim Snyder, CEO and president of Panavision. “We now have 13 Panavision rental facilities throughout North America ready to serve productions with world-class filmmaking technologies and expertise.”
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Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Sigma Global Vision and Cine Lenses, Quattro Cameras and Digital Imaging Accessories Capture Imaging USA 2017
Attendees are invited to test-drive Sigma lenses, including recently released Sigma Global Vision 85mm F1.4 Art and 12-24mm F4 Art lenses
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will exhibit its full line of professional Global Vision and Cine lenses as well as the company’s Quattro cameras and digital imaging accessories at the 2017 Imaging USA Expo, held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas from January 8-10, 2017 on booth 225.
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GF's Three Body-Themed Web Commercials Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K
GF's Three Body-Themed Web Commercials Shot with URSA Mini 4.6KBlackmagic Design today announced that its Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K camera was used by director Yu Gang to shoot a series of Three Body themed web commercials starring famous Chinese actor Feng Shaofeng for the GF skincare products of Shanghai Jahwa, one of China's oldest daily used chemical companies. Inspired by the award-winning science fiction trilogy "Remembrance of Earth's Past" (aka "The Three Body Problem") by Chinese writer Liu Cixin -- in which the alien Trisolarans evolve to be able to hydrate and dehydrate their bodies to adapt to the harsh environment on their planet that is part of a stellar system with three suns.
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13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up
13th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Wrap-up3-D SPACE, Stereo Sisters, and the LA 3-D Club are pleased to announce the winners of The 12th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival. The festival’s mission is to showcase the best independent stereoscopic 3-D filmmaking from around the world. This year’s fest took place on Dec 8th-11th, 2016 at several venues in the greater Los Angeles area.
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Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th AnniversaryIn March 2017, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Company’s EOS System, which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories, beginning with interchangeable EF lenses. EOS, which stands for “Electro Optical System,” is also the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn. Canon’s EOS System debuted in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and EF lenses,1 making EOS cameras the world’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system, representing a new generation of Auto Focus SLR cameras.
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James Madison University Enhances Hands-On Media Production Education with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
James Madison University Enhances Hands-On Media Production Education with HITACHI Z-HD6000 Cameras
Feature-rich HDTV cameras deliver ideal combination of image quality, educational value and affordability as school upgrades instructional television studio
At James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the vision of the School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) includes delivering innovative media education programs that integrate traditional concepts, values, and skills with new and evolving technologies. When the university undertook a major upgrade and refresh of the equipment in its television studio last year, it selected Z‑HD6000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to give students valuable, practical experience while meeting the school’s uncompromising quality, performance and budgetary goals.
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ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
ICG Publicists to Honor Jeffrey Katzenberg
Dreamsworks founder and head to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards Luncheon
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 24, 2017.
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Canon proclaims "Visionaries Welcome" at the 2017 CES Show in Las Vegas
Canon proclaims "Visionaries Welcome" at the 2017 CES Show in Las Vegas
Canon Announces PowerShot G9 X Mark II Digital Camera, PowerShot G7 X Mark II Video Creator Kit and Updated VIXIA HF-R Series Camcorders
At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV, January 5-8, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to debut its “Visionaries Welcome” themed booth (Booth #16206 in the Central Hall), demonstrating the Company’s continued path of innovation and helping others “See Impossible.”
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ExoLens x Zeiss Case for iPhone 7
ExoLens x Zeiss Case for iPhone 7
The ExoLens Case will be on display at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vega Convention Center: Central Hall – Room C204
ExoLens®, the accessory brand dedicated to elevating the mobile photography category, announces the launch of the ExoLens® Case. This ultra-durable, dual layer case allows photographers and cinematographers to use the ExoLens® PRO with Optics by ZEISS mobile photography lenses they love, while protecting their devices from drops and scratches while they shoot. Designed with high-end aesthetics and impact-resistant materials, the ExoLens Case serves as a low profile, highly protective solution even without the lenses.
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Sports Broadcasting and Vinten are a Winning Combination in THE WINNER
Sports Broadcasting and Vinten are a Winning Combination in THE WINNERIn the second installment of captivating short films by Vinten – a leading provider of manual and robotic camera support systems – and international Award-winning filmmaker David Spurdens, The Winner captures a new perspective on why Vinten is the premiere choice for sports broadcasters around the globe. From the Vision 100 to the Vector 750, Vinten’s manual supports offer camera operators consistent, predictable performance even in an unpredictable live sports environment.
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Optimize, Accessorize and Protect Your DSLR Camera with Sigma Lenses, Filters and Flashes This Holiday Season
Optimize, Accessorize and Protect Your DSLR Camera with Sigma Lenses, Filters and Flashes This Holiday Season
Make the most of your DSLR camera with these must-have photography accessories from Sigma
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is the go-to for camera accessories following this holiday season’s DSLR gift giving and receiving. The Sigma line of camera accessories, which includes lenses, filters and flashes, is designed to enhance the latest DSLR cameras on the market. Offering an accessory for every photographer’s skillset and shooting situation, including architecture, portraiture, sports and wildlife photography, Sigma accessories are essential components for any photographer’s toolkit — whether you are a beginner, enthusiast or professional.
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SIM Group Appoints General Manager to Support West Coast Growth
SIM Group Appoints General Manager to Support West Coast Growth
Bill Hale to lead company’s LA operations from historic Eastman Kodak building in Hollywood
SIM Group is pleased to announce Bill Hale’s role as the General Manager, SIM Digital Los Angeles to support the growth of the company’s LA division. SIM Group, a family of companies who delivers expert services at every point in the production and post production processes, has made the appointment to support SIM Digital LA’s camera rental services in their new Hollywood facility. Recently, SIM Digital LA has worked on projects including ’12 Deadly Days,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Feud,’ ‘Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,’ and ‘Freakish.’
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Matrox Monarch LCS Wins 2016 Innovative Product Award
Matrox Monarch LCS Wins 2016 Innovative Product Award
Readers of Sound & Video Contractor Award Matrox’s H.264 Lecture Capture Appliance Top Honors in Streaming Category
Matrox today announced that the Matrox Monarch LCS™ lecture capture appliance, released in June 2016, has been recognized as one of 2016’s Innovative Products as named by Sound & Video Contractor (S&VC). Determined by S&VC’s readership, the Innovative Product Awards honor electronic and mechanical innovation across the full range of ProAV products. This honor marks Monarch LCS’s seventh major award win of 2016. The product won Best of Show from Streaming Media, TV Technology, Sound & Video Contractor, and Video Edge at NAB 2016, as well as a Video Innovation Award (VIA) from the British Columbia Professional Videographers Association (BCPVA). In June 2016, it was also named Best of Show by Tech & Learning at InfoComm 2016.
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Video Devices PIX-E5 Keeps Up In the Harsh Ecuadorian Rainforest
Video Devices PIX-E5 Keeps Up In the Harsh Ecuadorian RainforestWhen Cinematographer Jose Sarmiento made the awe-inspiring journey into the humid Amazon jungle of Ecuador for a documentary on the indigenous Quechua people and their culture, he knew he was going to be up against some of the harshest conditions his equipment had ever been exposed to. With extreme heat and suffocating humidity, Sarmiento needed to pack only his most reliable and lightweight equipment. In order to capture dynamic 4K images, he turned to Video Devices PIX-E5 recording monitor.
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Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
VariCam LT Cinema, AK-UC3000 Studio and AW-UE70 PTZ
A new Disney concert celebrating over two decades of stunning Broadway shows received its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in October. This one-night-only Disney’s Broadway Hitsevent, featuring music from such award-winning scores as Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the rest of the Disney Theatrical catalog, marked the first time this show was seen in Europe.
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MSE's MAX and MINI MAX Big Deal on Shemar Moore starrer The Bounce Back
MSE's MAX and MINI MAX Big Deal on Shemar Moore starrer The Bounce BackWhen Key Grip Ernesto Perez signed on to work with cinematographer Ben Kufrin for the feature The Bounce Back, he knew they would be on a tight budget and would have to move quickly through multiple locations each day. One of the first tools he introduced Kufrin to was the Academy Award winning MAX and sister Mini MAX – because he knew they could move fast – and get great production value.
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WOWOW's Remake of "Cold Case" Graded With DaVinci Resolve Studio
WOWOW's Remake of "Cold Case" Graded With DaVinci Resolve Studio
The new show was delivered in both HDR and SDR versions.
Blackmagic Design today announced that the remake of the world wide hit drama series “Cold Case” was graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio. The new show, graded by Tetsuji Yamashita, a Colorist /Technical Director of IMAGICA, was delivered in both HDR and SDR versions.
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Fullscreen Media Company Delivers With Blackmagic Design
Fullscreen Media Company Delivers With Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic Design today announced that global media company Fullscreen uses several Blackmagic cameras, including three URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras and four Micro Studio Camera 4K live studio cameras, as well as numerous Blackmagic Design live production products, to deliver original programming to the recently launched Fullscreen platform.
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GEOMAR Explores the Sea Floor with ToolsOnAir
GEOMAR Explores the Sea Floor with ToolsOnAirRobots are increasingly ubiquitous on land. They're on the seafloor as well, assisting scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and sending video and sensor data to the interdisciplinary institute's ship-based researchers. But ingesting, synchronizing, and managing all that video was problematic until GEOMAR's technical team introduced ToolsOnAir's just:in network-based video-ingest solution.
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Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance 2017 Announces Special Screenings, Beyond Features, and Short Film Competitions
Slamdance Opening Night Film: World Premiere Of What Lies Upstream. Oscar Qualifying Shorts Program Features 24 World Premieres
Slamdance recently announced its Special Screenings, Beyond, and Shorts programs for their 23nd Film Festival. It is a bold selection of films from visionary filmmakers from across the globe. This year the festival will host 35 World, 9 North American and 10 US premieres within these programs.
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Bexel Introduces New Fiber Mini Booth Kits
Bexel Introduces New Fiber Mini Booth KitsBexel Global Broadcast Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has introduced a new Fiber Mini Booth Kit as a part of their strategic offerings to continue to provide industry-leading solutions in fiber optic technologies. The new Mini Booth Kit is smaller and lighter solution for interfacing the announce booth with audio, video, intercom and IFB equipment and making connections to the mobile unit.
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On Qube! Student Training at Vancouver Film School
On Qube! Student Training at Vancouver Film School
Render Farm Management Software Lets VFS Students Take Charge of the School's Render Farm to Create International Award-Winning Visual Effects and Animation Projects
With over 5,000 international student awards to its name, Vancouver Film Schoolpacks some serious production firepower. The leading Canadian film school's render farm has more users than those of many commercial visual effects companies, and processes more individual projects than most feature animation studios. Yet rather than requiring its own team of dedicated render wranglers, VFS's farm runs efficiently enough to be overseen by students less than a year into their studies. The trick is teaching the kids the same render farm management solution used in the world’s top productions studios, PipelineFX’s Qube!.
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Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for MAGPIE
Filmmaker Paul Cook Takes Advantage of Sachtler’s Versatility for MAGPIEOn-the-go camera operators from around the world have relied on Sachtler’s long legacy of robust tripods and rapid system set ups. While Sachtler has been a favorite among shooters working in news and documentaries, select filmmakers have also come to admire the brand’s versatility and ability to handle heavier and lighter camera rigs with a single tripod system. This includes UK-based cameraman and filmmaker Paul Cook, who relied on the new Sachtler FSB 10 System for his latest film, Magpie.
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Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K used on Panic! At the Disco and Weezer Tour
Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K used on Panic! At the Disco and Weezer Tour
Along with the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, a large number of other Blackmagic Design products were used, including four Teranex Expresses and 24 Teranex Minis used throughout each venue to convert various camera signals.
Blackmagic Design today announced that Illinois production company Upstaging Inc. built a complete IMAG and AV production using the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K and a large number of other Blackmagic Design products during this year’s sold out Weezer and Panic! At the Disco summer concert tour.
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Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017 Film Festival Line-Up
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017 Film Festival Line-Up
Fest to Open with World Premiere of “The Sense of an Ending”; “The Comedian” to Close Fest; Festival Announces Complete Line-up of Premieres, New Voices/New Visions, Modern Masters, True Stories, After Dark and more!
The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announced that the festival’s opening night will be the World Premiere screening of The Sense of an Ending, directed by Ritesh Batra on Thursday, January 5.  The festival will close with The Comedian, directed by Taylor Hackford on Sunday, January 15. The Festival will screen 190 films from 72 countries, including 58 premieres (9 World, 5 International, 20 North American and 24 U.S.) from January 2-16, 2017.  The complete line-up including a focus on cinema from Poland, Premieres, New Voices/New Visions competition, Modern Masters, True Stories, After Dark and more were also announced, in addition to the Awards Buzz program released last week.
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Cognition Completes VR Post for "Underwater"
Cognition Completes VR Post for "Underwater"
Soma Fashion Network'’s 360º video was produced for the HTC Vive
Cognition recently applied its color-grading magic and technical expertise to Underwater, a new 360º video created by Soma Fashion Network for the HTC Vive virtual reality system. The facility'’s engineering team designed a custom workflow that allowed senior colorist Mike Eaves to grade the video in real time and view the results in 360º space. The groundbreaking process paves the way for other VR projects and keeps Cognition at the forefront of the new medium.
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Netflix Premieres Travelers in 4K with a Cinematic and Natural Look
Netflix Premieres Travelers in 4K with a Cinematic and Natural Look
DP Neville Kidd captures latest Brad Wright SciFi series on Cooke 5/i & S4/i lenses
Travelers, the latest science fiction series from creator Brad Wright (co-creator of Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis andSGU Stargate Universe), is set to debut on December 23rd on Netflix in 4K UHD, which will have exclusive international rights everywhere except in Canada, where it has already begun airing on Showcase.
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NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD Camcorders
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD CamcordersNew York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts recently added 18 Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA P2 HD handheld camcorders as the standard instructional tool in the Film and Television department’s Sight and Sound Documentary classes. NYU Tisch’s acquisition of the PX270s was made possible through a donation by a parent of a Tisch student.
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PUBLICISTS AWARDS to Honor BWR'S NANCI RYDER with President's Award
PUBLICISTS AWARDS to Honor BWR'S NANCI RYDER with President's AwardNanci Ryder, founding partner of B|W|R Public Relations, will receive the President’s Award at the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) 54th Annual 54th Annual Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 24, 2017.
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Cooke Optics Presents Anamorphic Choice at BSC Expo 2017
Cooke Optics Presents Anamorphic Choice at BSC Expo 2017
Anamorphic/i and Anamorphic/i SF lenses on show, BSC Expo 2017, Stand 604
At BSC Expo 2017, Cooke Optics, the multi-award winning manufacturer of precision lenses for film and television, will present its Anamorphic/i and Anamorphic/i SF lenses that give cinematographers more choice in the looks they can achieve. The Anamorphic/i lenses offer a classic anamorphic look, while the Anamorphic/i SF ‘Special Flair’ range features a coating that kicks up the flares, bokeh and other aberrations to provide another level of anamorphic character.
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NewTek AutoLink for Panasonic PTZ Automatically Detects Panasonic IP Cameras for TriCaster and NewTek IP Series Workflows
NewTek AutoLink for Panasonic PTZ Automatically Detects Panasonic IP Cameras for TriCaster and NewTek IP Series Workflows
Identifies any compatible Panasonic IP cameras anywhere on your network. For a limited time, Panasonic will be offering a complimentary Newtek AutoLink for Panasonic license.
Sports Video Group Summit News –– Panasonic announced today the NewTek AutoLink™ for Panasonic PTZ, a software application allowing users to connect IP-ready Panasonic professional video cameras to a network and detect their presence automatically from NewTek TriCaster® and the IP Series Video Mix Engine. With NewTek AutoLink for Panasonic PTZ, Panasonic IP cameras detected on a network become immediately available for use in NDI-based video production workflows without any additional configuration.
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Feature Film ‘Maine,’ Winner of AbelCine Film Grant, Shot With VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
Feature Film ‘Maine,’ Winner of AbelCine Film Grant, Shot With VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcorderThe upcoming feature film Maine recently completed principal photography on a rigorous shoot with the VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder. Maine follows the journey of a married woman from Spain to reclaim her identity while solo thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, a trip that is sidetracked when a lone American hiker pursues her.
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Finback Document an Ancient Way of Life Under Threat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Finback Document an Ancient Way of Life Under Threat in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The directing team’s new short film for Patagonia and the Alaska Wilderness League focuses on the Gwich’in people’s struggle against commercial exploitation of their ancestral lands.
The just released short film, The Refuge, focuses on the Gwich’in people of Alaska and Northern Canada and their more than three decade fight to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other threats. It focuses, in particular, on the story of two Gwich’in women who are helping to lead the effort to save their ancestral home and the wildlife on which their life depends.
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Anton/bauer Announces Exclusive 48-hour End Of Year Sale
Anton/bauer Announces Exclusive 48-hour End Of Year Sale
Special Holiday Sale will run December 13th – 14th or while supplies last
Anton/Bauer, the world’s premiere provider of mobile power solutions for the film and broadcast industries and a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to announce an unprecedented pre-holiday sale on the Digital Series batteries. For just 48 hours, customers in North America will receive a 20% discount on Digital Series 150 and 190 Gold Mount® batteries and a 25% discount on a bundle of four Digital 150 or 190 batteries and one Performance Quad Charger – beginning December 13th and ending December 14th, or while supplies last.
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Gavin Struthers ASC Chooses Leader LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI Waveform and Picture Monitors
Gavin Struthers ASC Chooses Leader LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI Waveform and Picture Monitors
Leader monitors offer very accurate control of relative exposure and overall luminance levels, ensuring that the resultant content conforms fully to broadcast standard signal parameters.
​Gavin Struthers ASC, one of Britain's leading cinematographers, has invested in two Leader LV5333 multi-SDI waveform and picture monitors. The purchases were made from Thameside TV, based at Shepperton near London's Heathrow airport. Originally chosen for use on the US television drama series Black Sails, the instruments now form a permanent part of his production system working alongside Arri Alexa, Sony F-55 and Red cameras.
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K-Tek Introduces Klassic Counterweights
K-Tek Introduces Klassic Counterweights
To celebrate their 20-year anniversary K-Tek brings back a beloved classic Boom Pole Accessory: the K-Tek Klassic Counterweight, which was previously also known as the Hodge’s Weight.
As shooting days and individual take lengths continue to grow longer, boom pole operators everywhere are fighting fatigue. Even though K-Tek’s graphite boom poles are some of the lightest in the industry, a rigged boom pole might actually “feel” heavier throughout a long shooting day. Although the weight of the dressed pole may only be four pounds, it’s the downward movement force of the microphone and mount at the far end of a long pole that’s the culprit. Due to the length of the boompole acting like a lever, the low weight of the microphone and mount becomes amplified.
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Take Your Photography to the Next Level with Canon in 2017
Take Your Photography to the Next Level with Canon in 2017Want to Travel with Canon, capturing Alaskan brown bears just yards away, the Yosemite Half Dome at dusk or black sand beaches and lava fields in Hawaii this summer? Shoot side-by-side with the Canon Pros next year to develop your photography skills through hands-on education and access to Canon’s latest and most innovative gear! Canon Live Learning EOS Destination Workshops help photographers of all levels develop their skills in some of the most spectacular locations. Canon experts and seasoned photography professionals are there to guide, educate and inspire attendees. These multi-day workshops are fully immersive and by the end of the trip, attendees will have learned more about their Canon equipment including functionality of lenses, further developed photography skills and brought their visions to life through print.
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Deep Sky Fields Corporate, Documentary Production with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
Deep Sky Fields Corporate, Documentary Production with VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcorderDirector/Director of Photography Frank Kraljic, a longtime Panasonic camera owner, recently invested in the VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder to handle assignments ranging from corporate/industrial videos to documentaries and television series. For the past decade, Kraljic has relied on the AG-HVX200 and AG-HPX250 P2 HD and AG-AF100 large-format camcorders to support the steady growth of his Arizona-based company, Deep Sky Productions.
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Anton/Bauer Announces Exclusive 48-hour End Of Year Sale
Anton/Bauer Announces Exclusive 48-hour End Of Year Sale
Special Holiday Sale will run December 13th – 14th or while supplies last
Anton/Bauer, the world’s premiere provider of mobile power solutions for the film and broadcast industries and a Vitec Group brand, is pleased to announce an unprecedented pre-holiday sale on the Digital Series batteries. For just 48 hours, customers in North America will receive a 20% discount on Digital Series 150 and 190 Gold Mount® batteries and a 25% discount on a bundle of four Digital 150 or 190 batteries and one Performance Quad Charger – beginning December 13th and ending December 14th, or while supplies last.
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Delvcam Unveils a New Compact 5.5-Inch HDMI/SDI Cross-Conversion Monitor
Delvcam Unveils a New Compact 5.5-Inch HDMI/SDI Cross-Conversion Monitor
Has Waveform & Vector Scope Displays
Delvcam, a US based design and engineering firm that specializes in professional LCD video production monitors, unveils the new 5.5 inch DELV-HSW5-CC camera top LCD video monitor featuring HDMI/SDI cross conversion and waveform and vector scope displays. "This 5.5-inch monitor is similar to our 7-inch version but in a compact unit that our customers have been asking for. It is also affordably priced with HDMI/SDI cross conversion and onscreen displays that eliminate the need and expense for adding extra equipment to your set up.
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Ryan Murphy is Publicists' Television Showman of the Year
Ryan Murphy is Publicists' Television Showman of the Year
Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon on February 24
Ryan Murphy, one of television's busiest and most successful writers/directors/producers, will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards honoring excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24.
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Lucky 21 Director Norry Niven Films Woman-Powered Famous Footwear Ad For The Richards Group
Lucky 21 Director Norry Niven Films Woman-Powered Famous Footwear Ad For The Richards GroupThe new spot for Famous Footwear, directed by Norry Niven for The Richards Group, is an empowering and poetic call to #stepforward. In the piece, women of different backgrounds move confidently towards the camera, their words aimed to challenge a better future with that first step. View it here: https://vimeo.com/194557885 “This spot was a gutsy choice for a retailer, especially around the Holidays, because it’s really about launching a movement that will last past this season,” explains Brand Creative Group Head: Chris Smith. “The ‘Step Forward’ idea isn’t just about the shoes; it’s about what you’ll be inspired to accomplish in them. So this spot needed to feel epic and anthemic, but also personal and intimate.”
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GV Expo: JVC To Demo New Streaming Platform, Fiber Studio System
GV Expo: JVC To Demo New Streaming Platform, Fiber Studio System
Introduced last month, JVC VIDEOCLOUD is a complete acquisition-to-streaming distribution solution designed for small and medium-sized enterprises, including local governments, schools, and videographers.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its new JVC VIDEOCLOUD online video and live streaming platform, new fiber studio system for its GY-HM890 ProHD cameras, and a number of other products and services at the Government Video Expo 2016 (Booth 102), which runs Dec. 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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Photographer Captures ‘Old Hollywood’ for Bridal Shoot with Zylight LED Fresnels
Photographer Captures ‘Old Hollywood’ for Bridal Shoot with Zylight LED FresnelsTo bring back the era of “Old Hollywood” for a recent Badgley Mischka bridal photo shoot, photographer Catherine Asanov set the mood in the historic Roxie Theatre in downtown Los Angeles with a cockatoo, a model, and a swing. To begin the day, Asanov and her crew rigged the swing above the area that once held rows of audience seats. Once the shot was complete, the swing was removed and other setups were staged throughout the venue.
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AV Department’s Acquisition of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder Helps Fuel Rapid Growth
AV Department’s Acquisition of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder Helps Fuel Rapid GrowthDirector/Director of Photography Michael Cogliantry recently found himself in the enviable position of needing a higher-end camera to handle the dramatic growth of his business, Manhattan-based production/creative agency, the AV Department. After months of renting acquisition gear more fully-featured that his own DSLRs, Cogliantry found “everything I’d been looking for spec-wise” in Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder.
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Videographer Beals Takes TASCAM DR-701D to the Mall
Videographer Beals Takes TASCAM DR-701D to the MallGiven his more than 25 years as a professional drummer and percussionist, it's not hard to guess the types of videos Chris Beals produces. "My video work ranges from electronic press kits to product demonstrations to videos for artists in development and music videos on a budget. I shoot showcases, live performances, video for companies that manage bands, and so on." For years, Beals relied on TASCAM's DR-60D 4-channel portable audio recorder, designed exclusively for filmmakers. He still loves his DR-60D but when he discovered the new TASCAM DR-701D linear PCM recorder/mixer for video production, he made the leap.
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Cineverse® is now VER Camera
Cineverse® is now VER Camera
Announcing new Camera prep facilities and complete production solutions in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, and New York.
To support the diversification of productions shot throughout the US, VER has invested in state-of-the-art camera prep facilities and increased services across the country. VER’s signature Cineverse® service remains at the core of each facility, providing expert camera prep staff, lens technicians, camera engineers — and 24/7 technical support.
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TNDV Manages 4K and HD Live TV and Streaming Productions at the 2016 CMA Awards
TNDV Manages 4K and HD Live TV and Streaming Productions at the 2016 CMA Awards
Nashville’s 2016 Small Business of the Year winner deploys its two flagship trucks for a Red Carpet special, backstage interviews, and other video/audio productions for DirecTV, ABC Digital and the Country Music Association
Mobile production specialist TNDV has taken its recently-launched Exclamation truck around the country over the past few months, powering live, multi-camera productions across TV broadcast, worship, corporate and other events. On November 2, TNDV flexed Exclamation’s 4K muscle for the first time at the 2016 CMA Awards, bringing DirecTV viewers stunning visuals of Red Carpet action and interviews for a live two-hour special.
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ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700
ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700ARRI is pleased to announce its range of Pro Camera Accessories for the Canon EOS C700, equipping the camera with professional on-set functionality and rugged durability. The new accessory sets have been endorsed by Canon and will feature in the company’s upcoming official camera presentations.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD Output
Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD OutputPanasonic today announced availability and pricing for its new AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, designed for applications where a compact form-factor yet high-quality image is required. Ideal for broadcast and remote studios, weather and traffic reporting, remote live production, image magnification and sports, the UB300 is equipped with a one-inch MOS sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/59.94p with the ability to simultaneously output HD up to 1080/59.94p.
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AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
AdoramaTV’s “Through The Lens” Season Three Takes Viewers to Japan and Hong Kong
Experience the culture of Japan and Hong Kong through the eyes of local Instagrammers; YouTube docu-series “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong” premieres tomorrow, exclusively on AdoramaTV
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has announced that season three of its uber popular online docu-series, “Through The Lens” (“TTL”), will premiere on Friday, December 2, 2016 online on AdoramaTV. Aptly named “Through The Lens: Japan & Hong Kong,” the new season travels across the globe to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hong Kong to explore the inspirational stories behind some of the region’s most popular photographers. Watch the trailer for season three of “Through The Lens” now on AdoramaTV and be sure to follow #TTL on Instagram.
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Camera Corps Makes Large Investment in New Video Production Equipment
Camera Corps announces a massive expansion to the stock of equipment which it offers as part of its support service for television programme production companies and broadcasters. The new investment totals over £2 million and reconfirms Camera Corps as Europe's largest and most experienced specialist in wet and dry hire for the creative media sector. The expanded inventory includes an extra 137 cameras plus a large number of GoPro 4K miniature camcorders, 62 remotely controllable pan/tilt heads, 50 mini-joystick remote pan/tilt controllers, 82 lenses, 90 remote control interface processors, 250 power supply units, 140 picture monitors, 90 lighting panels, 48 fibre-optic link systems, 50 fibre/cable hybrid link systems, 3 km of data cables, 4 km of 12-way control cables, 5 km of high-definition video cables, 400 specialist cables, 70 embedded-audio cables, audio processors, a Polecam camera crane and over 500 Peli cases.
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Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West Africa
Video Devices PIX-E Series Delivers Flawless Quality When Temperatures Rise in West AfricaThe Republic of Ghana is a sub-Saharan nation on the West Coast of Africa with a diverse culture. Filmmaker and co-founder of Lastminute Productions, Joseph Pelegreen, has traveled there numerous times over the past dozen years and has come to know and care for the people of this nation. So when he and associate, Matthew Lang, decided to do a documentary that explores education and its significance in changing third-world countries, Ghana was the obvious choice. Mamakrom — named for a village in Ghana — became the latest passion project for the Texas-based filmmakers, but it was a project that took planning. "We had two trips to Ghana to shoot," Pelegreen says. "One was in the southern region and one was in the north."
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leftchannel Sheds Light On Bright Health's New Campaign "Bright On"
leftchannel Sheds Light On Bright Health's New Campaign "Bright On"Agency creatives at Haberman in Minneapolis called on motion graphics & production studio leftchannel to bring Bright Health’s integrated campaign entitled “Bright On” to life. The campaign includes OOH, print, digital and video. Featuring splashes of vibrant watercolors, the new spot focuses on Bright Health and Centura Health partnering up in an effort to bring quality healthcare to patients in Colorado by creating an all-new system that links affordable insurance with top physicians.
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Solid Holiday Demand In The U.S. For GoPro HERO5
Solid Holiday Demand In The U.S. For GoPro HERO5
Week of Black Friday Camera Unit Sales Up 35% Year-On-Year in U.S.: Company Restructuring to Reduce Operating Expenses and Improve Efficiency
PRNewswire/ -- GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) today announced solid holiday quarter sell-thru in the U.S. for its new HERO5 cameras. Based on internal data, GoPro's week of Black Friday camera unit sales were up more than 35% year-over-year at leading U.S. retailers. Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday sales of camera units at GoPro.com were up approximately 33% year-over-year. According to the NPD Group, since the launch on October 2, HERO5 Black has been the best-selling Digital Imaging device in the United States. HERO5 cameras are available at major US retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart.
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New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen Control
New Broadcast Pix Commander Systems Simplify Live Production with Intuitive Touchscreen Control
Broadcast Pix Commander System's Intuitive Touchscreen Control Enables Non-Technical Operators to Create Great Live Video
Broadcast Pix™ today announced Broadcast Pix Commander™, a new series of live production systems featuring a streamlined touchscreen interface that allows non-technical personnel to easily execute sophisticated productions. Designed for government, corporate, education, house of worship, and live events, Commander’s intuitive control dramatically simplifies switching, robotic camera control, and the inclusion of graphics, clips and effects.
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Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Scott Borrero Named Winner of Adorama’s “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker”
Finale of AdoramaTV’s hit web series reveals Scott Borrero as the series’ very first “Top Photographer”; stream the entire series online now
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is excited to announce Scott Borrero has been named the very first winner of the inaugural season of “Top Photographer with Nigel Barker,” AdoramaTV’s brand new web series competition pitting five photographers against one another in a series of challenges to prove they had not only the skills, but the vision to become Top Photographer.
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Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with Less
Litepanels Powers New Fullscreen Studios To Do More with Less
More unique working sets. Less space. Less power.
Whether its space or budget, more studios are being asked to find creative ways to offer higher production values with less. This was the challenge that Los Angeles-based Fullscreen Studios faced when designing their new production facility.
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Adorama Brings Virtual Reality Lounge to MetLife Stadium for Upcoming Jets Games
Adorama Brings Virtual Reality Lounge to MetLife Stadium for Upcoming Jets Games
Visit the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge Presented by Adorama and experience VR at New York Jets match-ups against the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins ; test drive tech from Samsung, Bose, Fitbit, Vaio and more at MetLife Stadium
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has engaged in a three-game partnership with the New York Jets to host the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge. The virtual fun kicked off just outside the gates of MetLife Stadium on November 27th when the Jets played the New England Patriots. Fans attending upcoming Jets home games against the Indianapolis Colts (December 5th) and Miami Dolphins (December 17th) can visit the Jets Virtual Reality Lounge to experience game time on the football field, using Samsung Gear and Zeiss Virtual Reality headsets, with various scenes ready to play out, from being in the huddle to observing practice as a coach.
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Band Pro One World Open House 2016
Band Pro One World Open House 2016
Band Pro Celebrates French Cinema at Open House 2016
Join us on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1PM at our Burbank Headquarters for Band Pro's One World Open House! You are cordially invited to Band Pro’s annual One World Open House event, that will take place on Thursday 12/8/2016; and this year will celebrate French cinema.
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Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 Cameras
Crossroads Church Drives Video Production with IKEGAMI HDK-95C/4K and HC-HD300 Cameras
CMOS-Equipped Unicam HD Cameras Connect Rapidly Growing House of Worship to Attendees Onsite and Online
When a house of worship keeps growing at the rate of Crossroads Church, it can be hard for new campuses to keep pace with the number of attendees. For this Ohio-based church with eight locations and counting, the answer was Crossroads Anywhere, an online presence that engages viewers with the precise imagery of Ikegami CMOS cameras.
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United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490
United Keeps The Grand Tour 4K - Aligned with Leader LV5490Hilversum-based video systems specialist United has chosen Leader's LV5490 as the test and measurement core of a 4K ultra-high-definition flyaway production system for Amazon Prime's new motoring television series, The Grand Tour . The show reunites presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. An initial 36 episodes are being produced for release on Amazon Prime. The LV5490 was purchased via Leader's channel partner Fofic BV, based at Diemen near Amsterdam.
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YouTube goes HDR, Atomos HDR Upgrade and $500 off for Content Professionals
Timed with the recent announcement by YouTube for HDR delivery, Atomos announces a new OS update to further broaden HDR compatibility and offers a limited time discount to make the HDR upgrade easier this holiday season. The HDR wave continues to gather pace with YouTube adding to other content delivery platforms such as Google Chromecast ultra, Sony PS4 Pro, Amazon, Netflix and Vudu in bringing HDR transmission and playback to the growing population of people with HDR compatible TV’s, the leading Christmas gift in 2016.
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Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
Cartoni USA Interviews DP Jay Hunter
"Superstore" DP Jay Hunter relies on Cartoni’'s Airfloater to make handheld style shooting painless.
Jay Hunter is a celebrated director and cinematographer whose work runs the gamut from features and scripted series to documentaries and reality TV. A true innovator, he has crafted unique aesthetics for television shows such as On the Lot and films including Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
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Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer Award
Adorama Honored by The Imaging Alliance with 2017 Visionary Retailer Award
Manhattan-based photo, video and electronics retailer recognized for contributions to imaging industry through Adorama Learning Center and AdoramaTV online platforms
Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 Visionary Retailer Awards by The Imaging Alliance, a non-profit organization that promotes the growth and sustainable development of both current and future imaging applications. Alongside Glazer’s Camera and Best Buy, Adorama will be honored for its achievements in imaging retail at The Imaging Alliance’s Celebrate Imaging event on the eve of CES 2017 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Las Vegas.
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Ensemble Video’s Lecture Capture Solution has Monarch LCS Appliance at the Core
Matrox H.264 Streaming and Recording Appliances Feed High-Quality Video to the Ensemble Video Distribution Platform
Matrox® today announced that technology partner, Ensemble Video, now supports the Matrox Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance on their online video management and distribution platform. The Monarch LCS H.264 encoding appliance serves as a powerful capture-and-encode node, providing bandwidth-sparing, high-quality video to the Ensemble solution.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Blackmagic Design Announces New Video Assist 2.3 Update
Major update adds new 3D LUTs, focus assist features and improved DNxHD and DNxHR support
Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.3, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist customers that adds 3D LUTs to both models. This update also adds features to the 5” Blackmagic Video Assist including improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.3 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist customers.
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Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Winners Unveiled at 2016 HPA Awards
Coveted Honors Shine Spotlight on Creative Excellence in Post Production
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) announced the winners of the 2016 HPA Awards (#hpaawards) during a gala celebration tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.
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SMG Delivers Live Video Coverage of Major Cycling Race In Extreme Weather with TVU One
SMG Delivers Live Video Coverage of Major Cycling Race In Extreme Weather with TVU One
Despite unpredictable weather, erratic availability of dependable cellular connections and on-the-go video shots, TVU One consistently delivered outstanding picture quality for our viewers, said Mr. Wang Ting, Director of SMG Technology Center.
TVU Networks IP video transmission solutions were used by one of China’s largest media organizations, Shanghai Media Group (SMG), to successfully deliver live video coverage of the 2016 Tour of Taihu Lake Cycling Race in severe weather conditions.
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Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras
The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls) and once again pairs Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his little helper Marcus (Tony Cox), who reunite to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates joins the cast as Willie’s foul-mouthed mother, Sunny Soke, and Brett Kelly reprises his role as Thurman Merman. The dark comedy was shot by Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras.
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Primestream Introduces VR/360 Dynamic Media Management to the Xchange Suite of Asset Management and Publishing Tools
Primestream Introduces VR/360 Dynamic Media Management to the Xchange Suite of Asset Management and Publishing Tools
Users can now capture, produce, manage and deliver VR/360 assets to help tell the most compelling stories
Primestream®, the leader in dynamic media management has introduced Virtual Reality/360 – asset management support in Xchange Suite, for workflows from capture through delivery. These new features enable storytellers and content creators to produce and store VR/360 content while leveraging collaborative workflows in a metadata rich environment.
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Canon Selects Animal Shelter Advocate And Photographer Guinnevere Shuster For The Final Chapter Of The Rebel With A Cause Campaign
Shuster Gave Shelter Dog Her Best Day, Documented on the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has been showcasing modern day rebels through the Rebel With A Cause campaign in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first EOS Rebel SLR camera. To celebrate the culmination of the project, Canon hosted a contest to find a real life rebel and is excited to announce that animal shelter advocate and photographer Guinnevere Shuster was selected as an individual that showcases that there truly is a "rebel in all of us." To build awareness of the overcrowding within shelters and the 3,300 animals euthanized each day*, Guinnevere captured a "dog's best day" with shelter dog, Willa. The full #WillasBestDay film, shot entirely on Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR cameras, can be seen following, with a call to action for families to adopt.
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Sennheiser announces the Digital 6000 Series
Sennheiser announces the Digital 6000 Series
An Advanced Wireless Microphone System that Excels in Demanding Productions
Audio specialist Sennheiser has announced a new addition to its Professional Wireless Range: The upcoming Digital 6000 Series of radio microphones will bring outstanding audio quality and rock-solid RF wireless transmission to demanding live productions.
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