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P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art Battle
P.A.I.N.T uses Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for LIMITS Digital Art BattleBlackmagic Design announced today that Japan's P.A.I.N.T used Micro Studio Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, MultiView 4, UltraStudio 4K, Smart Videohub 12x12 and Video Assist for an event called 'LIMITS Digital Art Battle.' LIMITS Digital Art Battle is a new form of entertainment in art where artists draw paintings on a PC in only 20 minutes. The paintings are based on a theme disclosed just before the battle, and judges and audience cast their ballots to decide a winner. It is a one-on-one fight to compete in speed, imagination and creativity.
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Cinegy says yes to flexible IP, cloud, on-premise playout, and master control at NAB 2018
Cinegy says yes to flexible IP, cloud, on-premise playout, and master control at NAB 2018Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced that it will launch its Channel-in-the-Cloud™ solution bundle, consisting of its Cinegy Air PRO playout and automation solution and Multiviewer system on Booth SL12116 from 9-12 April in Las Vegas.
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Panasonic AU-EVA1 V 2.0 Firmware Upgrade Offers RAW Output, ALL-Intra Recording Modes
Panasonic AU-EVA1 V 2.0 Firmware Upgrade Offers RAW Output, ALL-Intra Recording ModesPanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly enhances the camera’s recording capabilities, including ALL-Intra frame recording formats, RAW output, timelapse recording, HD 4:2:2 interlaced formats, and more.
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ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Installed for 45th & Dean, An In-House Content Hub Within the A+E Networks Family
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Installed for 45th & Dean, An In-House Content Hub Within the A+E Networks FamilyBlackmagic Design announced today that 45th & Dean has installed numerous Blackmagic Design products, including several URSA Mini 4.6K digital film cameras with URSA Studio Viewfinders, Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, Video Assist and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel, in its Brooklyn-based production facility.
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Roland Now Shipping V-60HD Multi-Format Video Switcher
Roland Now Shipping V-60HD Multi-Format Video SwitcherRoland Professional A/V is now shipping the V-60HD, a compact, integrated video switcher and audio mixer. Its sophisticated feature set is perfectly suited for live event production as well as broadcast, recording and streaming. The V-60HD supports SDI camera inputs plus scaled HDMI inputs for data, computer, tablet and other video sources via a variety of video connections, plus a Program and independent AUX bus for confidence, downstage monitor or side screens. The V-60HD also offers advanced audio functionality including multi-channel embedded audio, XLR/TRS and RCA analog inputs, and multichannel embedded audio to two SDI outputs, plus comprehensive dynamics and auto-mixing.
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New PAGlink Power Products keep Accessories Powered, Provide Lightweight Linked Charging
New PAGlink Power Products keep Accessories Powered, Provide Lightweight Linked Charging
PAG to highlight lightweight and compact devices on Booth C7917 at NAB 2018
PAG, will bring a complement of new lightweight and compact accessories for its PAGlink battery systems to NAB 2018. The Company will highlight devices on Booth #C7917 that power multiple accessories, enable linked charging from an ultra-mini form-factor, and allow users to easily access battery data.
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MSE’s VRig Take Viewers on an Immersive Ride through Seven Continents for Discovery TRVLR
MSE’s VRig Take Viewers on an Immersive Ride through Seven Continents for Discovery TRVLRBurbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, recently helped expand the visual possibilities for Discovery Communications VR Series – Discovery TRVLR with their new specialty support the VRig. The VRig’s small footprint and extreme stability as well as multiple accessories provided the production company Here Be Dragons with safer, faster and more creative options than ever before.
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24 AJA FS-HDRs Power 4K/UHD HDR Conversion for BetaMedia/DBW Mobile Productions
24 AJA FS-HDRs Power 4K/UHD HDR Conversion for BetaMedia/DBW Mobile Productions
A Swiss army knife for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD HDR/SDR workflows, FS-HDR bridges real time HDR to HDR, HDR to SDR and SDR to HDR conversion, and enables real time camera log conversions.
Italian production company BetaMedia delivers a range of television programming for clients including Endemol, Infront, and OBS, among others, with credits spanning “Big Brother Italy,” “Master Chef,” the Alpine Skiing World Cup, Olympics and Series A Football Championship. The company recently joined forces with DBW to develop one of Italy’s first IP-based 4K HDR Outside Broadcast (OB) vans, the Esterna 14. To blend incoming and outgoing signals for 4K/UltraHD HDR, HD HDR and HD SDR broadcasts, BetaMedia recently invested in 24 AJA FS-HDR converters for real-time HDR and WCG conversion.
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Visit Timeline's IP 4K HDR outside broadcast truck at BVE 2018
Visit Timeline's IP 4K HDR outside broadcast truck at BVE 2018
Visit Timeline at BVE, 27 February - 1 March 2018, on Stand #Q55
Timeline would like to invite you to visit Timeline's award-winning, IP 4K HDR outside broadcast truck at BVE 2018. Meet with the Timeline team and see our triple-expanding, 32-camera outside broadcast truck, UHD2, from 27 February - 1 March on stand #Q55, at the Excel, London. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the truck and get hands-on experience of IP technology, our 4K wireless camera and much much more...
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New JVC PTZ Production Cameras Provide Flexibility for RiversideTV
New JVC PTZ Production Cameras Provide Flexibility for RiversideTV
RiversideTV produces original programming and provides coverage of government meetings.
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced RiversideTV, the government access channel for the City of Riverside, Calif., has purchased 10 JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ network video production cameras for multi-camera coverage of government meetings and local programming. A longtime JVC customer, RiversideTV also recently added GY‑LS300 4KCAM Super 35 cameras and GY-HM200SP sports production cameras for other projects.
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Hollywood Professional Association announces HPA Creative Tech UK 2018
Hollywood Professional Association announces HPA Creative Tech UK 2018
Content Creation Community Gathers for Intensive One-Day Conference in Central London
Building upon the foundation of the HPA Tech Retreat in the U.K. and the U.S., the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced HPA Creative Tech UK 2018, presented by SMPTE Ltd., a one-day, intensive symposium featuring panels, technology, and networking. HPA Creative Tech UK 2018 will take place on 27 June at the Ham Yard Hotel in the heart of London’s Soho district.
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Sigma Corporation Announces Launch of its First Web Magazine “SEIN Online”
Sigma Corporation Announces Launch of its First Web Magazine “SEIN Online”
The company’s internal digital magazine will feature a variety of content highlighting the art of photography
Sigma Corporation is proud to announce the launch of its first online publication, SEIN Online. An original web magazine available in both English and Japanese, SEIN Online aims to share Sigma’s passion and respect for visual culture and the art of photography, highlight the company’s unique approach to manufacturing, and shed light on the challenges involved in its quest to create the world’s best optical gear.
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Panasonic Launches New AK-UC4000 Camera System—4K, HDR and HD Slow Motion Capable
Panasonic Launches New AK-UC4000 Camera System—4K, HDR and HD Slow Motion Capable
AK-UC4000 raises the bar for 4K HDR performance and future-proof infrastructure.
Panasonic has announced the addition of the AK-UC4000 studio camera to its system camera line, joining the current AK-UC3000 4K HDR capable-camera and the AK-HC5000 1080p 4x high-speed HDR capable-system. It brings together the features of both and raises the bar for 4K HDR performance and future-proof infrastructure.
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Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
Derby County Football Club (DCFC) Implements a Blackmagic Design Broadcast Solution
The entire install relies on a single mode 24 core optical fiber network, with a Smart Videohub 40x40 for signal management throughout Pride Park Stadium.
Blackmagic Design has today announced that Derby County Football Club (DCFC) has invested in a multi camera live production workflow featuring the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K, Micro Studio Camera 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K. Led by head of broadcast, Matt Reeder, and Chief Technology Officer, Stuart Fisher, DCFC has taken the unprecedented decision and become one of the first Championship clubs to broadcast its own extensive coverage of its English Football League (EFL) fixtures as well as a wide range of pre and post match content via the club’s streaming platform, RamsTV.
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Season Two of NBC's BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras Capture Season Two of NBC's BETTER LATE THAN NEVERBlackmagic Design today announced that Director of Photography David Ortkiese used Micro Cinema Cameras and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders to capture and monitor in-vehicle and exterior camera shots for season two of NBC's hit series “Better Late Than Never.” The show follows five globe-trotting stars - Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and comedian Jeff Dye - as they set off on a wildly entertaining journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid and Morocco.
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Panasonic Expands Lens Compatibility for AU-EVA1 5.7K Cinema Camera
Panasonic Expands Lens Compatibility for AU-EVA1 5.7K Cinema CameraPanasonic has announced the immediately availability of a free firmware 1.12 upgrade for the new AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera that expands lens compatibility for a number of popular Sigma ART lenses. The firmware 1.12 is available for download at
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FUJIFILM Announces Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses for X Mount Digital Cameras
FUJIFILM Announces Ultra-Compact Cinema Lenses for X Mount Digital Cameras
High Performance, Lightweight Cinema Lenses for the X Series Line of Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras
FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of FUJINON MKX18-55mmT2.9 and FUJINON MKX50-135mmT2.9 cinema lenses for X Mount, new additions to the X Series line of interchangeable lenses.
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The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
The Third Floor Receives VES Virtual Cinematography Award
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Wins Year’s Top Virtual Cinematography Honors, Recognizing Work by The Third Floor and Framestore
Artists at international visualization studio THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. have received this year’s Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Groot Dance/Opening Fight. The award was presented to nominees James Baker (previs/postvis supervisor) and Steven Lo (previs lead) of THE THIRD FLOOR and nominees Alvise Avati (animator) and Robert Stipp (lighting technical director) of Framestore, representing the companies’ extensive digital cinematography work.
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AJA FS-HDR Hits the Road for Mobile TV Group 4K/UHD HDR Broadcasts
AJA FS-HDR Hits the Road for Mobile TV Group 4K/UHD HDR Broadcasts
The Mobile TV Group mobile unit houses 14 AJA FS-HDRs for real time HDR conversion and 4K/UltraHD/HD frame synchronization as well as 12 AJA FS1-Xs and 12 AJA UDCs for HD up, down, cross-conversion and frame-synching.
Piecing together the right combination of equipment for a mobile production truck is challenging, but establishing a workflow for a 4K/UltraHD HDR truck is a whole new ball game, one that Mobile TV Group’s (MTVG) Peter Wehner excels at. As Director of Engineering, Wehner is one of the architects behind MTVG’s 30 mobile production units, which service more than 4,000 sporting and entertainment productions a year for CBS, CNBC, Fox and DIRECTV, among others.
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Sigma Debuts the 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens at WPPI 2018
Sigma Debuts the 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens at WPPI 2018
Attendees are invited to the Sigma booth to test out the newly announced wide aperture zoom, join in on conversations with Sigma Pros and win prizes
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will showcase the latest addition to its robust line of Sigma Global Vision and Cine lenses - the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens - at the 2018 WPPI Expo held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV from February 26-28. The 14-24mm DG HSM Art is the perfect lens to help wedding and event photographers capture grandiose scenes with crystal clear wide-angle shots. Not only will attendees have the opportunity to test-drive Sigma’s full line of SGV lenses at booth 810, but also interact with seasoned Sigma Pros. Furthermore, attendees can enter for a chance to win a 24-70mm F2.8 Art lens and a host of other photography accessories and special prizes!
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Cornell University Raises its Game Streaming Live Sports with Telestream Wirecast
Cornell University Raises its Game Streaming Live Sports with Telestream Wirecast
Wirecast systems help deliver HD-quality live streams of Big Red home games to the Ivy League Digital Network, ESPN3, and Facebook Live
The streaming media revolution has thrust the nation’s top college athletics departments into the role of full-fledged college sports broadcast networks. Using Telestream Wirecast live streaming production software, the athletics department at Cornell University is able to meet the challenge, delivering HD-quality live streams of Big Red home games to ESPN3, Facebook Live and the Ivy League Digital Network, a 9-channel Internet sportscasting service that broadcasts Ivy League games.
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Oscar®-Nominated Cinematographer Jerry Henry Relies on Hawk-Woods’ Sticky Battery to Power Gear
Oscar®-Nominated Cinematographer Jerry Henry Relies on Hawk-Woods’ Sticky Battery to Power GearNewly available in the United States through Manios Digital & Film, the Hawk-Woods Sticky Battery packs a big punch in a small package. Fitting comfortably in the palm of a hand, the battery comes in two versions, 38Wh and 75Wh, and is capable of powering cameras, lights, rigs and other gear for hours.
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Storm Broadcast appointed as sole distributor for Signum products for UK and Ireland
Storm Broadcast appointed as sole distributor for Signum products for UK and Ireland
See Signum on the Storm Broadcast stand N24 at BVE Expo 2018 - 27 February - 1 March, EXCEL London
Munich based company Signum has appointed Storm Broadcast as sole distributor for its products in the UK and Ireland. Signum Bildtechnik is a German company specialised in image processing equipment for TV studios and broadcasters, playlist management and playout solutions, with sales in Europe, North America, Latin America and India and a strong relationship for over 15 years with Germany's largest broadcasters ARD and ZDF.
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Wycliffe Bible Translations upgrades video systems with AV encoders and decoders from Visionary Solutions
Wycliffe Bible Translations upgrades video systems with AV encoders and decoders from Visionary SolutionsSince 1942 Wycliffe Bible Translators has worked with people around the world to translate the Bible into as many languages as possible. The organization has helped provide access to Scripture for more than 3,000 languages since it was founded 75 years ago, and has set a goal of starting Bible translation in the remaining 1,600 living languages by 2025.
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Sim Camera Responds to Increased Demand With New Hires and Promotions
Sim Camera Responds to Increased Demand With New Hires and Promotions
Jaymie Bickford promoted to Vice President Camera U.S., and Bill Russell hired as Vice President of Camera Sales U.S.
John DeBoer, President of Sim Camera, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jaymie Bickfordto VP Camera, U.S., and the hiring of Bill Russell to VP Sales, Camera U.S. Sim Camera is a division of Sim, North American leaders providing end-to-end solutions for TV and feature film production and post production in LA, Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Atlanta.
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Storm Broadcast to preview OnMedia at BVE Expo
Storm Broadcast to preview OnMedia at BVE Expo
See Storm Broadcast on stand N24 at BVE Expo 2018 - 27 February - 1 March, EXCEL London
Storm Broadcast presents a unique opportunity to preview OnMedia at BVE, ahead of its release at NAB. OnMedia is a unique end-to-end solution for social management and broadcast graphics, all in one package. OnMedia is the development resulting from Brainstorm and never.no’s partnership as leaders of Project VisualMedia in the Europe 2020 Horizon framework programme funded by the European Commission. OnMedia will be officially released at NAB 2018 in April in Las Vegas.
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Camera Corps Qx Robotic Camera to Take Centre Stage at BVE 2018
Camera Corps Qx Robotic Camera to Take Centre Stage at BVE 2018Highlight of the Camera Corps exhibit on the Vitec Group stand (G14) at BVE 2018 will be the latest upgrade to the Q-Ball miniature robotic pan/tilt/zoom/focus camera. Previewed at NAB New York in October and now being introduced for rental or purchase, the Qx incorporates all the strengths of its predecessors plus a more advanced camera module.
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New York City Media's HALF LIFE and MATURITY Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci Resolve
New York City Media's HALF LIFE and MATURITY Pilots Edited and Graded in DaVinci ResolveBlackmagic Design today announced that “Half-Life” and “Maturity,” two new television pilots to air in January on New York City (NYC) Media, were edited and graded using DaVinci Resolve 14. The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema chose the two shows for development over 300 other scripts to be broadcast to the more than 18 million households that receive NYC Media.
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Panasonic Launches Educational Video Series Supporting New AU-EVA1 5.7K Compact Cinema Camera
Panasonic Launches Educational Video Series Supporting New AU-EVA1 5.7K Compact Cinema CameraPanasonic has launched a series of educational videos about the feature set of the popular new AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera. “These videos identify and highlight key camera features and functions—most unique to the EVA1--that clients should find useful,” said Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager, Panasonic Media and Entertainment Company.
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Sigma Announces 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens
Sigma Announces 14-24mm F2.8 Art LensSigma Corporation today announced the brand new 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art wide aperture zoom lens. In addition to the new Global Vision full-frame lens model, Sigma also announced a new front conversion service for the 14-24mm F2.8.
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BHV Broadcast Revolutionizes Power and Data Connectivity with Launch of Video Ghost dx at NAB 2018
BHV Broadcast Revolutionizes Power and Data Connectivity with Launch of Video Ghost dx at NAB 2018
Next Generation Power and Data Transmission System Goes Further Over Coax, Accommodates More Applications with Bi-directional Data Link, and now Features 4K Support
BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of Video Ghost, a multi-award-winning product and part of the Media Ghost platform, is launching a significantly enhanced next-generation version of the revolutionary power solution this spring. At NAB 2018, Video Ghostdx will make its US debut with a game-changing feature set that dramatically expands its capabilities, and extends its appeal from cameras and monitors to include PTZ heads, or any unit or application requiring a reliable power source and data link. Attendees can see Video Ghostdx on CueScript’s Booth #C2622.
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flowtech From Sachtler and Vinten Named Tripod of the Year By Philip Bloom
flowtech From Sachtler and Vinten Named Tripod of the Year By Philip Bloom
Highly Popular Tripod Now Features New Dolly and Carry Handle Accessories
Sachtler® and Vinten®, both Vitec Group brands and global industry leaders in camera supports for over 100 years, today announced that their all-new flowtech™ camera tripod technology has been named "Best Tripod of 2017" by world-renowned filmmaker Philip Bloom.
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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive Director
American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Appoints Eric Rodli as Executive DirectorThe American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has named Eric Rodli as executive director, effective immediately. In his new role, Rodli will be responsible for driving initiatives that uphold the mission of the organization – to advance the art and science of cinematography – and creating a supportive community for its members.
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Maryland’s Hood College Builds New Broadcast Studio with ATEM Television Studio Pro HD
Maryland’s Hood College Builds New Broadcast Studio with ATEM Television Studio Pro HDBlackmagic Design today announced that Maryland’s Hood College has built its new Communication Arts Video Production Studio and Control Room using Blackmagic Design’s line of live production products, including an ATEM Television Studio Pro HD for live switching and camera control, and a Blackmagic Web Presenter for streaming content to YouTube.
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RUSHWORKS NAB 2018 Line-up Includes Uniquely Simple Solutions for Production, Playback, Streaming
RUSHWORKS NAB 2018 Line-up Includes Uniquely Simple Solutions for Production, Playback, Streaming
Hardware and software provider to bring powerful and affordable solutions for applications ranging from TV and radio broadcast to Internet stations, government facilities and houses of worship
RUSHWORKS, provider of cool technology for production, playback and streaming since 2001, will demonstrate a line-up of “K.I.S.S.” solutions at NAB 2018. Each product focuses on the company’s mission to “Keep It Super Simple”, combining powerful but simple to use feature sets and functionality that insure high-quality production for TV, radio and Internet – on a budget that virtually anyone can afford. Demonstrations of RUSHWORKS’ products will be active in Booth SL 11216.
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Shotoku USA to Bring Enhanced ECI Automation Interface to NAB 2018
Shotoku USA to Bring Enhanced ECI Automation Interface to NAB 2018
Expanded Interface joins company’s Smart robotic solutions
Shotoku USA, Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ North American operation, has revealed plans to bring a significantly enhanced version of its External Control Automation Interface (ECI) to NAB 2018 in Booth C9015. The upgraded interface incorporates powerful new features that add a layer of intuitiveness and functionality for Shotoku’s flagship TR-XT robotic camera control system. The Company’s exhibition plans also coincide with the one-year anniversary of Shotoku USA, a company founded to support Shotoku’s significant and growing customer-base in North America.
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The Vitec Group's BVE 2018 Show Preview for Stand G14 Feb. 27-March 1, London
The Vitec Group's BVE 2018 Show Preview for Stand G14 Feb. 27-March 1, LondonIn the spotlight on the Vitec Group's stand at BVE 2018 will be the latest innovations from the company's extensive range of premium branded products for broadcast, cine, and photographic professionals. Highlights include Litepanels' versatile Gemini 2x1 soft panel and next-generation Astra and Sola LED light panels; the award-winning Vinten Vantage robotic camera head and μVRC (microVRC) controller; and the market-defining flowtech™ 75 tripod — the latest joint venture between leading brands Sachtler and Vinten, global industry leaders in camera supports for more than 100 years.
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AdoramaTV Original Documentary Series THROUGH THE LENS Season 5 Premieres Feb. 7th
AdoramaTV Original Documentary Series THROUGH THE LENS  Season 5 Premieres Feb. 7th
“Through The Lens: Canada” spotlights 10 remarkable up-and-coming artists and their creative journey
AdoramaTV, the leading video streaming and on-demand platform for photographers and filmmakers, will premiere season 5 of its original documentary series, “Through The Lens: Canada,” on February 7, 2018 at 10am EST. This latest season of the exploratory AdoramaTV original follows 10 breakthrough Canadian and Canada-based photographers to discover the magic behind the extraordinary images that capture the essence of Canada and push the boundaries of art and technology to the limits.
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Cinegy brings its latest, most sophisticated production modules to Trams at BVE 2018 
Cinegy brings its latest, most sophisticated production modules to Trams at BVE 2018 Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compression and automation and playout today announced that its Cinegy Air PRO Bundle, Cinegy Multiviewer, and Cinegy Capture PRO will be among products and services featuring on the Trams stand (F14) at BVE 2018 at ExCel London from 27 February – 1 March.
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Five for Co. Uses Blackmagic Design for MR and VR Creation of new CIRCLE OF SAVIORS Game
Five for Co. Uses Blackmagic Design for MR and VR Creation of new CIRCLE OF SAVIORS GameBlackmagic Design announced today that Five for Co. Ltd. has built a system for their new original interactive VR game, “Circle of Saviors,” using Blackmagic products, including ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and ATEM Television Studio HD. The game includes one of the first introductions of Mixed Reality (MR) technology, which allows for live, free moving VR game play by the main player, and a second player using MR.
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Ikegami to debut new UHK-435 Camera, Exhibit SHK-810 8K Camera, New Monitor Line at 2018 NAB Show
Ikegami to debut new UHK-435 Camera, Exhibit SHK-810 8K Camera, New Monitor Line at 2018 NAB Show
Full-Size Studio Version of Ikegami UHK-430 True 4K Camera to Be Introduced at NAB, Booth #C7218
Ikegami (www.ikegami.com), a leader in HD and UHD cameras and production equipment for TV broadcasters, networks, and other HD content creators, will introduce new technology and exhibit its latest systems at the 2018 NAB Show. This year’s NAB exhibition halls will be open April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Xilinx to Showcase 8K and AV over IP Solutions at ISE 2018
Xilinx to Showcase 8K and AV over IP Solutions at ISE 2018Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the leading provider of All Programmable products, will showcase the latest 8K and AV over IP solutions for any media over any network.
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Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Tokai University Builds 4K Studio with URSA Mini 4K and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4KBlackmagic Design announced today that Tokai University built a new 4K60p studio using Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K and 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. The products have been installed as part of the University’s Department of Information Media Technology, and will give students access to being able to create world class 4K programming.
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Panavision Debuts New Millennium DXL2 at BSC Expo
Panavision Debuts New Millennium DXL2 at BSC ExpoPanavision (Stand 502) is introducing the new Millennium DXL2 8K camera here at BSC Expo 2018, running Feb. 2-3 at Battersea Evolution. The large-format camera is the heart of a complete imaging ecosystem designed from filmmakers’ perspectives, seamlessly incorporating Panavision’s unmatched optics and camera architecture, the RED MONSTRO 8K VV sensor, and Light Iron color2 science (LiColor2). The DXL2 builds on the success of the Millennium DXL and benefits from Panavision’s unique and storied partnership with cinematographers, whose real-world experience and input are manifested in the DXL2’s many significant advances.
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MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent Johnson
MTI Film Hires Colorist Trent JohnsonVeteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film. Johnson brings more than 25 years of experience and credits spanning features, animation, episodic television and restoration. His recent credits include Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’ Proud Mary and the upcoming MGM comedy Overboard.
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Adorama Business Solutions Launches Adorama Access to Offer Best-in-Class Support
Adorama Business Solutions Launches Adorama Access to Offer Best-in-Class Support
Adorama Access strengthens Adorama's professional offerings with three-tier post-sales technical support plans for organizations looking to equip their businesses with the best audio and video technology on the market; meet the Technical Services team at NAB 2018
Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, is further expanding its Adorama Business Solutions B2B sales division with the launch of Adorama Access, a new subscription-based post-sales support program designed to deliver enterprise customers ongoing technical support after the initial point of purchase, from one year through the entire lifetime of a single order or entire account. Customers simply select the annual plan that's best for them, from the Essentials to Plus to Partner, depending on their organization's unique needs.
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RED Collective Series Features Wildlife Filmmakers Shannon Benson and Russell MacLaughlin
RED Collective Series Features Wildlife Filmmakers Shannon Benson and Russell MacLaughlin
Shannon and Russ’ award-winning images have been featured on National Geographic and Animal Planet
Shannon Wild and Russell MacLaughlin are renowned for capturing intimate shots of wildlife in their natural environments. Shannon and Russ’ award-winning images have been featured on National Geographic and Animal Planet, and in exhibits around the world. Their work is fueled by their dedication to conservation and profound love of the wild world. In this RED Collective video, the husband-and-wife filmmaking team discuss the immense passion and patience required to shoot wildlife, and the importance of having the professional-grade camera equipment to capture these unscripted moments. Watch Shannon and Russ go to work on the beaches of Indonesia with the Komodo dragon, and travel with them to Kenya as they hunt with the big cats.
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ICG Publicists Name Dan Fogelman as TV Showman of the Year
ICG Publicists Name Dan Fogelman as TV Showman of the Year
Award to be Presented at International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon, March 2
Dan Fogelman, creator and executive producer of the NBC drama This Is Us, one of the most lauded television shows of the past two years, will be named Television Showman of the Year at the 55th 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, March 2.
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New Heavy Duty Fiber Optic Broadcast Cables from Camplex
New Heavy Duty Fiber Optic Broadcast Cables from Camplex
Heavy Duty Camplex Fiber Optic Camera Cables Designed for Harsh Environments
Camplex, a leading US manufacturer of fiber optic cable solutions and accessories, is introducing two heavy-duty fiber optic cables to the broadcast industry; a SMPTE tactical hybrid camera cable that is crush and impact resistant and a 24-fiber opticalCON MTP cable that shortens installation time. Both cables are designed for use in harsh environments and high traffic areas.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
The world’s most affordable and flexible professional HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera for live production and studio programs, at the same price as a DSLR camera!
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Broadcast, a new high end, professional broadcast camera designed for both studio programming and live production. URSA Broadcast works with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, can be used for both HD and Ultra HD production, features a 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders, and much more. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is available now for only US$3,495 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Now customers can extend and power cameras from up to 2 km away, all over a single SMPTE fiber optic cable.
Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter which convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, tally and more into a single SMPTE hybrid electrical and fiber optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single cable. The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995 and the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter is available for US$2,995. Both fiber converters are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
Blackmagic Design Introduces ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
The world’s most advanced HD and Ultra HD live production switcher with 4 M/E and 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers for creating incredible Ultra HD programs!
Blackmagic Design today announced the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s most advanced high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 20 inputs, 4 M/Es and a massive 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers. In addition, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features 2 Ultra HD multi viewers, full 2D DVE, built in SuperSource compositing engines with 4 picture in picture DVEs, full re-synchronization on each input and much more.
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Sim Post LA Hires Greg Ciaccio as VP of Post and Paul Chapman as VP of Engineering and Technology
Bill DeRonde, President of Sim Post, is pleased to announce the recent hires of Greg Ciaccio, VP of Post LA, and Paul Chapman, VP of Engineering and Technology LA.
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AJA Delivers FS-HDR v2.0 Software
AJA Delivers FS-HDR v2.0 Software
Enables Greater Control Over Color Processing and HDR Conversion, Transforms and Expands Camera Format Support
Today, AJA released v2.0 software for its FS-HDR converter/frame synchronizer, for real time HDR transforms and 4K/HD up, down, cross-conversion. FS-HDR v2.0 software introduces intuitive new parametric controls that allow users to fine tune the look of final transforms in FS-HDR, and adds support for camera formats Sony S-Log3 S-Gamut3 Cine and S-Log3 BT.2020.
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Andy Serkis to be named Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the ICG Publicists Awards
Award to be Presented at 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards Luncheon on March 2
Andy Serkis, the master of performance capture with unforgettable roles this past year in War for the Planet of the Apes and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award at the 55th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards for his unique contribution to the art of movies. The awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, March 2, 2018.
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Royal Caribbean International Upgrades Ship Productions with Broadcast Pix
Royal Caribbean International Upgrades Ship Productions with Broadcast PixBroadcast Pix™ today announced Royal Caribbean International upgraded two of its cruise ships last year with Mica™ integrated production switchers. The new systems are used during cruises to produce multi-camera coverage of various events, which are broadcast live across the ship and replayed throughout the voyage.
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WUCF Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders for Production of National Documentary Project
WUCF Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders for Production of National Documentary ProjectWUCF Central Florida PBS has purchased Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support production of its extensive local programming as well as the filming of a high-profile documentary, The Groveland Four. A national project, The Groveland Four explores an historic episode in Central Florida's mid-20th century race relations.
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HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enable Higher-Quality Legislative Television Coverage for The FLORIDA Channel
HITACHI HDTV Cameras Enable Higher-Quality Legislative Television Coverage for The FLORIDA Channel
Public affairs programming service selects Z-HD5000 studio cameras and DK-Z50 box cameras to boost visual quality of live proceedings coverage and studio productions
Legislative television service The FLORIDA Channel has purchased three Z-HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to enable high-quality video acquisition for its studio productions. The new studio cameras join 26 HITACHI DK-Z50 box cameras installed earlier in the Capitol building’s chambers and committee rooms.
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RED Weapon with Monstro 8K VV Sensor at BSC Expo
RED Weapon with Monstro 8K VV Sensor at BSC Expo
Expo presentations highlight benefits of high resolution together with RED's RAW workflow
RED Digital Cinema® is showcasing its latest sensor technology, MONSTRO 8K VV, on Stand 426 at the BSC Expo, running Feb. 2-3 at the Battersea Evolution. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step in large-format sensor technology with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail. The new cinematic, full-frame WEAPON® camera with the MONSTRO™ 8K VV sensor that launched in October 2017 is now available for purchase.
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Florida International University Uses Matrox Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook Live
Florida International University Uses Matrox Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook LiveFlorida International University Uses Monarch HD for Webcasting to Facebook Live Monarch H.264 encoders enable remote students to participate in on-campus activities.
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TNDV Acquires Sony HDC-4300 Cameras
TNDV Acquires Sony HDC-4300 Cameras
Multiple Sony HDC-4300 native 4K cameras—ideal for sports and entertainment events—are now available on TNDV’s 4K mobile unit, Exclamation
Mobile production specialist TNDV: Television has set itself apart from many of its competitors through its “a la carte” approach to each project based on customer requests and technical requirements. Following recent purchases of high-end switching and audio production gear, TNDV has acquired a full complement of Sony HDC-4300 cameras that are immediately available on Exclamation, its flagship 53-foot, double-expando 3G/4K mobile truck.
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Panasonic Delivers Full NDI Line of Professional PTZ Cameras
Panasonic Delivers Full NDI Line of Professional PTZ Cameras
New line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in Network Device Interface support: the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70 and AW-HN130
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company has announced the immediate availability of a new line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in Network Device Interface (NDI) support: the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70 and AW-HN130.
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Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Honoured with VES Award Nomination for Marvel Studios’ Thor: RagnarokThree artists from Rising Sun Pictures have been nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for their work on Marvel Studios’ summer blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok. CG Supervisor Hubert Maston, Lighting Technical Director Arthur Moody, On-Set VFX/Concept/Pre-vis Adam Paschke and Virtual Production Supervisor Casey Schatz (from Third Floor) are nominated for Best Virtual Cinematography for the film’s “Val’s Flashback” sequence. The team will travel to LA where the winners will be announced at the 16th Annual VES Awards Ceremony, February 13th in Beverly Hills.
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Alix Milan Chooses Leader LV5333 HDR Waveform Monitor
Alix Milan Chooses Leader LV5333 HDR Waveform MonitorAlix Milan, founder and Managing Director of I Love Hue Ltd, is the latest in a growing number of broadcast production creatives investing in Leader's LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI waveform monitor via European reseller Thameside TV. I Love Hue specialises in providing digital imaging and colour workflow services for feature films and commercials. The LV5333 is being deployed across wide range of activities including feature production, music videos and commercials.
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FotoKem Creates a New World of Post for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
FotoKem Creates a New World of Post for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Hand-in-hand with Filmmakers, FotoKem’s Creative and Technical Teams Supported Global Production on a Massive Scale: digitizing up to 15,000 feet a day of 35mm footage at slightly above 4K resolution
FotoKem, a leader in digital and film post production, was the facility of choice for providing comprehensive creative and technical services from pre-production through final deliverables on the critically acclaimed Star Wars: The Last Jedi from Disney/Lucasfilm. The facility built technically advanced solutions that supported the creative team through their interplanetary production from dailies to color grade. Services included a customized workflow for dailies, editorial and VFX support, conform, and a color pipeline that incorporated all camera formats (film and file based) while adhering to critical studio guidelines.
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DP Charles Papert shoots YouTube Red series "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*" with VariCam LTs
DP Charles Papert shoots YouTube Red series "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*" with VariCam LTs
Series shot 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC Intra files in UHD V-LOG with two Panasonic VariCam LTs rolling for 80-90% of scenes
From Rawson Marshall Thurber, the writer/director of Central Intelligence and We’re the Millers, comes the YouTube Red comedy series, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*. In the genre-bending show, the LAPD creates a task force that partners actors with detectives. The series stars Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, Party Down) and Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange Is the New Black), who plays Hansen’s partner Detective Jessica Mathers. Poking fun at Hollywood, as well as action movies, sitcoms, and crime procedural shows, the half hour streaming series features an all-star cast playing odd charicatures of themselves, including Joel McHale, Donald Faison, Eric Christian Olsen, Jon Cryer, and Kristen Bell. The series was shot by cinematographer Charles Papert (Mary + Jane, Key and Peele) with VariCam LT cinema cameras.
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Redemption Church Goes 4K with Panasonic Cameras and Projectors
Redemption Church Goes 4K with Panasonic Cameras and Projectors
Greenville SC congregation has installed five Panasonic AK-HC3000 4K/HD camera systems and two PT-RQ32K 27,000 lumen 4K+ laser projectors to become one of the first fully 4K churches
Throughout his 26 years as leader of Redemption Church (Greenville, SC), Pastor Ron Carpenter had noticed that his congregations were consistently one-generational, skewing older. Concerned with the spiritual lives of his congregants' children and grandchildren, he became determined to completely transform the Redemption worship experience to one with cross-over appeal for millennials (18 to 29 years old) and younger.
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Dan Hammond Appointed to Lead Panavision Hollywood
Returning Panavision veteran is also associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), as well as a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) and Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP)
Panavision has named Dan Hammond, a longtime creative solutions technologist in the industry, as vice president and general manager of Panavision Hollywood. Hammond will be responsible for overseeing daily operations at the facility, and working with the Hollywood team to leverage the exceptional camera systems, optics, service and support that Panavision customers have come to expect.
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Kirstin Maldonado's New Music Video "Naked" Shot with 15 Blackmagic Design Cameras Shooting Simultaneously
Blackmagic Design today announced that global singing sensation Kirstin Maldonado’s new music video was shot using 15 Blackmagic Design cameras. The video, shot for her new song “Naked,” included a number of URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras, as well as Micro Cinema Cameras, Pocket Cinema Cameras and a Studio Camera 4K, all shooting simultaneously.
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Roland V-1SDI Four-Channel Video Switcher Fills Critical Niches for AVFX
Roland V-1SDI Four-Channel Video Switcher Fills Critical Niches for AVFXFrom its headquarters in Boston, AVFX, a leading event designer, planner and producer, serves clients across the U.S. with reliable and professional audiovisual services. And through its membership in the AV Alliance, the firm serves clients around the world, including recently staged events in Singapore, Sydney, Dubai, Barcelona and Madrid. AVFX knows quality, efficacy and user-friendliness in AV systems products, and its two Roland V-1SDI 4-channel Video Switchers have been filling critical niches for the company’s diverse array of clients.   
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Micro Studio Camera 4K and Teranex AV Used on Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World Tour
Micro Studio Camera 4K and Teranex AV Used on Fall Out Boy’s MANIA World TourBlackmagic Design today announced that Grammy-nominated American rock band Fall Out Boy’s worldwide MANIA tour is using a complete Blackmagic Design live production workflow for IMAG and AV. Blackmagic Design’s Micro Studio Camera 4Ks and Teranex AV standards converters are being used for image capture and signal conversion on the tour, along with several other products, including an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher, MultiView 16 monitor, Smart Videohub 40x40 and Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 routers.
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MTI Film Applies Novel Color Grading Approach to NatGeo Docu Series “The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman”
MTI Film Applies Novel Color Grading Approach to NatGeo Docu Series “The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman”MTI Film recently provided final post-production services for The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, a six-part documentary series on National Geographic. The facility handled editorial conforming and color grading for the series in which the veteran actor travels the globe “in search of an answer to one fundamental question for humanity: what are the common forces that bind us together?”
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DaVinci Resolve Studio used to Manage DI Workflow for on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express
DaVinci Resolve Studio used to Manage DI Workflow for on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express
DP Haris Zambarloukos worked with Goldcrest Post to develop the film’s color science and LUTs, which were then integrated into the dailies pipeline.
Blackmagic Design today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio was used to manage the color pipeline, including onset dailies and final grade, on Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder on the Orient Express.
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RED Now Accepting New Orders for Weapon Cameras with Monstro Sensors
RED Now Accepting New Orders for Weapon Cameras with Monstro Sensors
Monstro Sensors also available as sensor upgrades for existing Weapon CF owners
RED Digital Cinema® announced today its cinematic full frame WEAPON® cameras with the MONSTRO™ 8K VV sensor is available for purchase. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step in large-format sensor technology, with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail.
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Broadcast Pix Announces End-of-Year Cyber-Switcher Sale
Broadcast Pix Announces End-of-Year Cyber-Switcher Sale
Bundled Options, Services Save Customers More Than $3,000 on Select Models
Broadcast Pix™ today announced its Cyber-Switcher Sale, a year-end sales event featuring special pricing and on the company’s Flint™, Granite™, and Mica™ integrated production switchers. All systems ordered by Dec. 31 will include free options and technical support worth more than $3,000.
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BBC Wales puts Dalet at the core of its new broadcast center
BBC Wales puts Dalet at the core of its new broadcast center
BBC Wales selects Dalet Galaxy to manage assets and orchestrate workflows across new media facility
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced that BBC Wales has selected the enterprise Dalet Galaxy Media Asset Management (MAM) and Orchestration platform to facilitate all workflows and asset management requirements at its new state-of-the-art media facility located in Cardiff, Wales. Once deployed, Dalet Galaxy will offer a centralized content repository and provide tools to orchestrate workflows and media processes across production, news, studios and delivery departments. The massive installation design and multi-year deployment will be managed by Dalet Professional Services, which will ensure customer success in the transformation journey towards agility and maximize return on investment (ROI).
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URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for Kazuhito Takazawa's Documentary Film OBUSEBITO
URSA Mini 4.6K and DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel Used for Kazuhito Takazawa's Documentary Film OBUSEBITOBlackmagic Design announced today that its URSA Mini 4.6K was used for shooting “Obusebito,” a documentary short film about the people of a small town, Obuse, Nagano. The film was graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio using a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel.
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Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party Support
Popularity of FUJIFILM MK Lenses Draws Third Party SupportThanks to the growing popularity of the recently introduced FUJINON MK Series, camera and lens support providers have taken note and now offer a range of solutions to benefit MK lens owners and broaden their compatibility with additional camera mounts. Among those with new support gear for the FUJINON MK Series are lens control, accessory manufacturers and service providers: Heden, Chrosziel, Duclos Lenses, MTF, Bright Tangerine and Zacuto.
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Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Over 40 2017 Fall Television/Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series.
Blackmagic Design today announced that a variety of its production and post products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors, and capture and playback devices.
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Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory
Bexel Adds Sony PXW-Z450 4K Camcorders to Inventory
Investment in State-of-the-Art Camcorders Supports Clients' Expanding Requirements for Delivering 4K Productions to OTT Platforms
Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has greatly expanded its 4K and HDR capabilities with the purchase of five Sony PXW-Z450 camcorders, the first 4K shoulder-style cameras to join the Bexel rental inventory. Over the next year, Bexel will increase its investment to 20 of the Sony camcorders, which will see their first use for coverage of the upcoming events in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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Big Savings on Sigma's New 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary Lens
Big Savings on Sigma's New 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary LensSigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is offering a $100 instant savings off its new and very popular Sigma Global Vision 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary zoom lens. An ideal holiday gift for the photographer in your life, or as that one lens you add to your kit this year, the incredibly versatile, compact, super telephoto zoom lens produces stunningly sharp images on both full frame and ASP-C crop sensor DSLRs. The $100.00 USD instant savings is off the retail price of $799.00 USD and is only available through Sigma’s authorized US dealers through December 31, 2017.
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Interplay-sports Selects Magewell Capture Devices to Enable Real-Time, In-Game Video Analysis for Coaches and Teams
Interplay-sports Selects Magewell Capture Devices to Enable Real-Time, In-Game Video Analysis for Coaches and Teams
Plug-and-play USB Capture series easily and reliably brings multiple camera feeds and other video sources into innovative live sports analysis software
Pioneering sports software developer Interplay-sports has selected the USB Capture series of external video ingest devices from Magewell to bring high-quality video feeds into Interplay’s innovative software for live, in-game analysis. The combination of the Interplay-sports software and Magewell hardware brings a new dimension to sports analysis, empowering coaches with valuable, real-time information that they can use to make adjustments during matches.
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Adorama Partners with Vyze to Debut New Consumer Financing Program
Adorama Partners with Vyze to Debut New Consumer Financing Program
New private-label credit program offers financing on home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio products just in time for holiday shopping
Vyze , a leader in cloud-based financing technology solutions for retailers, today announced that Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has launched a private-label credit program on the Vyze platform.
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Sigma Announces Company’s Biggest Black Friday Sale on Award-Winning Art Lenses
Sigma Announces Company’s Biggest Black Friday Sale on Award-Winning Art LensesSigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its biggest Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale ever, offering incredible savings on its award-winning Art lens line. For a limited time, customers can save up to $100.00 USD on some of Sigma’s most sought after Art lenses. These unprecedented savings are only available through Sigma’s authorized US dealers beginning Sunday, November 19th through Thursday, November 30th, 2017.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras
New software update improves image quality, adds RAW output, and includes more remote control options!
Blackmagic Design today released Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update for Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. This update adds new video formats, dramatically improved sensor performance, new gain settings, RAW output via SDI, and new control options for operating the cameras remotely.
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DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
Netflix and Australian Broadcast Corporation partner on series produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell
Netflix and the Australian Broadcast Corporation have partnered to produce a new comedy series, The Letdown. Produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell, the pilot and six half hour episodes follows Audrey, played by Bell, as she navigates the chaos of motherhood while still trying to balance a career-focused husband, a self-absorbed mother, and a care-free best friend. The series also stars Duncan Fellows, Sacha Horler, Noni Hazelhurst and Celeste Barber.
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Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Local Hero Uses Facilis TerraBlock for 4K Finishing and Netflix Deliverables
Demanding finishing workflow requires guaranteed performance 24/7
Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced that Local Hero, a creative boutique for independent filmmakers on the west side of Los Angeles, is using Facilis TerraBlock for their most demanding 4K finishing and Netflix mastering workflows.
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Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out VFX for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Studio takes the lead in slow-motion battle scene; recently expanded character animation department creates photo-real warriors, horses and digital characters.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), Australia’s premiere visual effects studio, produced more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of Director Taika Waititi, production Visual Effects Supervisor Jake Morrison and production Visual Effects Producer Cyndi Ochs, RSP’s team spent more than 18 months helping to craft some of the film’s most memorable, creative and technically challenging scenes.
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SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Expo Draws Record Crowds
Plans for 2018 Already Underway: Annual SMPTE Event Will Move to a New Downtown Los Angeles Venue to Accommodate Sustained Growth
LOS ANGELES — Oct. 26, 2017 — SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology and whose membership spans the globe, today announced that the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), held this week in Hollywood, California, drew more than 2,500 registered attendees for a landmark event. SMPTE 2017 featured 70 expert presentations, 105 exhibitors spread across two nearly sold-out exhibit halls, the IP Showcase, a beer garden, Broadcast Beat's Live! Studio, and a full-day symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
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Accomplice Media’s Stephen Pearson Directs Marcus Mariota for First Hawaiian Bank
Accomplice Media’s Stephen Pearson Directs Marcus Mariota for First Hawaiian Bank
Latest ads featuring the Hawaiian-born quarterback promote personal banking, debit cards and other services.
Tennessee Titans star Marcus Mariota might take chances on the football field, but when it comes to managing his money, he avoids Hail Marys.
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Manios Digital & Film hires industry vet Tom O’Neill to lead sales in Eastern U.S.
Manios Digital & Film hires industry vet Tom O’Neill to lead sales in Eastern U.S.
O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest states.
Manios Digital & Film, a leading supplier of high-quality tools used in broadcast production and digital cinematography, has appointed Tom O’Neill to direct Eastern Regional Sales. O’Neill will manage sales and dealer relationships in an area including New England, Mid Atlantic, South East and Midwest states. He will also represent the company at trade shows and other industry events in the region. Manios Digital & Film is the exclusive North American distributor for Cartoni, Vocas, Kinotehnik, Hawk-Woods, the Veydra 1.2x Expander and other premium products and brands.
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Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Expands Flexibility, Streamlines Post Process
Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Expands Flexibility, Streamlines Post Process
Introduces new techniques to isolate creative FX, organic tracking technology, enhanced HDR and WCG signal monitoring, VR viewing and more
Today Autodesk released update 3 for its Flame 2018 family of 3D visual effects (VFX) and finishing software, which includes Flame, Flare, Flame Assist and Lustre. Flame 2018.3 empowers creative professionals to explore new, more efficient ways of working in post, with feature enhancements that offer greater pipeline flexibility, speed and support for emerging formats and technology.
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Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Series hosted by biologist Rob Nelson and geophysicist Stefan Burns uses cutting-edge technology—LIDAR, ground-penetrating radar and 3D imaging—and research to shed new light on famous subterranean mysteries
Production company Lucky 8 TV (60 Days In, The Real Story with María Elena Salinas) has employed Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to shoot season two of Science Channel original series “Secrets of the Underground.” The second season premieres Saturday, October 28 at 10pm ET/PT.
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NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
NAB NY: FUJIFILM Demos 4K Lens, MK Series, Chrosziel & Heden Controls
With a total length of 8.6’ mm and 4,4 lbs (1.98kg) weight, the UA24x7.8 is the smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K
(Wayne, NJ--October 17, 2017) The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will showcase several of its newest lenses and accessories at the NAB Show New York this week (October 18-19) at the Javits Convention Center. Being shown for the first time in the U.S. after its introduction in Amsterdam is the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K production, the FUJINON UA24x7.8; along with the FUJINON MK Series of cinema lenses and new zoom control servos for the MK lenses from Chrosziel and Heden.
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NAB NY: JVC Introduces ProHD Dockable Bridge Camera-Mounted Bonded IP Uplink for Live Broadcasts
NAB NY: JVC Introduces ProHD Dockable Bridge Camera-Mounted Bonded IP Uplink for Live Broadcasts
Supports HD streaming from multiple IP-enabled JVC cameras to HD-SDI decoders or servers at a central location
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce the SFM-CAM2 ProHD Dockable Bridge, a wireless bonded IP uplink that connects directly to its 800 Series cameras, at NAB Show New York (Booth N433), which runs Oct. 18-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The latest member of the ProHD Bridge product family, the Dockable Bridge supports HD streaming from multiple IP-enabled JVC cameras to HD-SDI decoders or servers at a central location, as well as CDNs like JVCVIDEOCLOUD and Facebook Live.
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Global Church Hillsong Relies on FOR-A for Production of Worldwide Worship Services
Global Church Hillsong Relies on FOR-A for Production of Worldwide Worship Services
With locations in 19 countries and on five continents, Hillsong’s worldwide attendance approaches 100,000 people weekly via FOR-A’s HVS-2000 Video Switcher
Founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1983, Hillsong Church is a contemporary Christian worship organization that has launched churches in some of the most influential cities around the world. With locations in 19 countries and on five continents, Hillsong’s worldwide attendance approaches 100,000 people weekly. The popular global church has been relying on FOR-A®’s HVS-2000 video switcher for weekly services at its Los Angeles, California, and Cape Town, South Africa, locations, as well as for production of its conferences held around the United States.
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NAB New York: TVU Networks’ New TVU Transcriber Solution and TimeLock Technology to Make U.S. Debut
At the upcoming NAB Show New York, TVU Networkswill showcase its latest IP video solutions and innovations, including the brand new TVU Transcriber service and TVU TimeLock technology, along with the TVU One with HEVC mobile IP transmitter and TVU RPS (Remote Production System). Taking place October 18-19 at the Javits Convention Center, TVU Networks will exhibit in booth N836.
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RED Introduces new MONSTRO 8K VV Sensor
RED Introduces new MONSTRO 8K VV Sensor
Camera/sensor combination offers full frame lens coverage, captures 8K full format motion at up to 60 fps, 35.4 megapixel stills, data rates up to 300 MB/s
Today, RED Digital Cinema®announced a new cinematic full frame sensor for WEAPON®cameras, MONSTRO™ 8K VV. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step beyond the DRAGON 8K VV sensor with improvements in image quality including dynamic range and shadow detail.
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Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Technicolor PostWorks Masters HBO’s “The Deuce” in HDR
Colorist Sam Daley collaborates with Cinematographer in recreating the look of New York City in the 1970s
The Deuce, the new drama from HBO and Executive Producers David Simon and George Pelecanos, is set in 1970s New York City where prostitution and crime were rampant, and the modern adult entertainment industry was just coming into its own. Bold, brash and visually intoxicating, the series finished natively in High Dynamic Range (HDR) at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Sam Daley collaborated with Director of Photography Vanja Černjul, ASC, in mastering seven episodes from the show’s debut season, after having similarly teamed with Cinematographer Pepe Avila del Pino on the pilot.
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Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Six services, worldwide outreach through Facebook Live and YouTube streaming, in-house projection to multiple screens, houses of worship in multiple locations
The thousands of youthful congregants of Houston-based HOPE CITY are scattered worldwide, participating in services via Facebook Live and YouTube streaming as well as in-person at multiple weekly worship experiences. The quality of HOPE CITY’s live and residual video production has seen a dramatic uptick since the introduction of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders early this year.
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RED IPP2: Real-World Looks At An Image Processing RevolutionRED IPP2: Real-World Looks At An Image Processing Revolution
Science is one thing, the real world is another, and yet beautiful things can happen when the two interact with each other. Our conversation begins with RED Digital Cinema's Graeme Nattress explaining the ways that RED's customers are shaping the company's new approaches to color science, as reflected in RED's new image processing pipeline, IPP2. From there, filmmakers Chris McKechnie and David Battistella get specific about how RED IPP2 has revolutionized their RED workflows, both in the field and in post. No hype here. Just the facts, plus some very pretty pictures, and, okay, more than a little bit of excitement in the lab, in the field, and in the edit suite.
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DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review - The Best 4K Drone?
VFX guru Tobias Gleissenberger was so delighted with the DJI Mavic Pro 4K drone that he bought (yes, bought) that he was inspired to take a break from making tutorials to create an in-depth review of this compact, lightweight, consumer drone offering terrific value. No, it's not a platform for your digital cinema camera, but if you're looking for a fast, fun, integrated 4K camera drone packed with features, the Mavic Pro might be for you. This review is delivered Surfaced Studio-style, with wit, high energy, and details you won't find anywhere else.
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The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!
Anticipation that Panasonic began building for their "mystery camera" at April's NAB Show 2017 was paid off at June's Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, as Panasonic finally unveiled their AU-EVA1 cinema camera. Compact, lightweight, equipped with a newly designed 5.7K Super 35 sensor, and positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials, and music videos. Panasonic Cinema Product Manager, Mitch Gross has provided some answers to early questions about the EVA1’s target audience, shooting applications, Dual Native ISO, the 5.7K sensor, and more.
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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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Being an Assistant Editor on a Sundance Documentary: Julie Hwang on "The Game Changers"
Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge,...
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Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 3)
Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Luckily I crossed paths with editor Mike Api who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, freelancing for...
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Being a Camera Operator on a Documentary at Sundance: DP Barbie Leung on 'Half the Picture'
Before the lush celebrity gift suites, the sold-out Q&A sessions, and the long lines of frozen but eager cinephiles trying to grab the hottest ticket in Park City, a movie was made -- and it was hard work. And behind the producers and directors and actors who led the charge,...
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